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Kakha Kukava (Georgian: კახა კუკავა) (born July 12, 1976 in Tbilisi) is a Georgian politician, former member of Parliament of Georgia and a leader of Free Georgia Party.[1]

Biography[edit]

Kukava was born in Tbilisi on July 12, 1976. He graduated from the Tbilisi State University with a degree in law. Kukava held several governmental positions since the 1990s and practiced law when he worked as a lawyer until 2003.

As a member of Conservative Party of Georgia he joined coalition with United National Movement and participated in Rose Revolution. Shortly after being elected as a member of Parliament of Georgia Kukava left UNM alongside Conservative Party and joined opposition of Mikheil Saakashvili. Since 2007 - chairman of the largest parliamentary faction "Democratic Front".

In parliament Kukava initiated several draft laws, including "about withdrawal of Georgia from CIS", "about Lustration", "Rehabilitation of supporters of the first President Zviad Gamsakhurdia".

Kukava was strongly opposing President Saakashvili, Interior minister Merabishvili and Prosecutor General Zurab Adeishvili. In 2007-2009 he was one of the leaders of United opposition coalition and organizer of mass protest against government.

In 2008 he was again elected in parliament, however like other members of opposition he declared elections rigged and decided not to join parliament. In 2010 Kukava was elected as member of Tbilisi city council.

In 2010 Kukava founded center-left party „Free Georgia”. In 2011 he was elected as chairman of the party.

Kukava participated in parliamentary by elections (2013) in Nadzaladevi single mandate district and came secondwith 17.26% after candidate of Ruling Georgian Dream candidate.

Kukava is married and has three children.[2]

References[edit]


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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:26:15 -0800

Kakha Kukava, leader of Free Georgia, said the person who held Gedenidze while he was attacked was the father of Ivane Begiashvili, and he had since been excluded from the party. Photo journalist Gedenidze was formerly the personal photographer of ...

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 07:48:45 -0700

Did you know that Georgia as the independent Republic opened its first Embassy in Sweden in 1918. Unique historic materials illustrating this period of time are now on display in Georgia's Embassy in Stockholm in occasion of the celebration of Georgia ...

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 01:03:45 -0700

Georgia's Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri is on an official visit to China for the purpose of showcasing Georgia's investment and business environment in a bid to attract more Chinese investments. Yesterday Khaduri met his Chinese counterpart Lou Jiwei ...

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:26:15 -0700

... Centre of Manuscripts Historical Georgian manuscripts Oxford and Cambridge libraries Eastern Partnership media freedom Davit Narmania The Minister for infrastructure and regional development local election runoff Kakha Kukava Tbilisi New Rights ...
 
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:50:10 -0800

Waiting for long periods of time at intersections will soon be a thing of the past in Georgia's capital city thanks to the introduction of new smart traffic lights. The new traffic lights aim to reduce the time cars spend waiting at intersections and ...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:15:00 -0800

Moviegoers across the United States (US) are being given the unique opportunity to reflect on the rich history of Georgian cinema. The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has joined forces with the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) Department of ...
 
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:00:05 -0800

Georgia withdrew from the CIS in 2009, but its representative Kakha Kukava, the Chairman of "Free Georgia" Party, told Pravda.Ru that for Ukrainian politicians it was very important to consider the experience of Georgia. "In the early 1990s Georgia ...
 
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:18:44 -0700

Apart from UNM's Imamkuliev there are two other Azeri candidates: Shamil Akhundovi for the non-parliamentary opposition of Kakha Kukava and Pikria Chikhradze, and Rashid Mamedov, from Nino Burjanadze's party United Opposition. As reported earlier by ...
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