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Sofo Bukia

Sofo Bukia

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Tbilisi city council chairman Irakli Shikhiashvili. (Photo: Tbilisi assembly website)
Sofo Bukia
7 Feb 14
Ruling party using its control of Tbilisi’s elected assembly to pressure mayoral office.
Sofo Bukia
17 Jan 14
United National Movement has survived two election defeats to become serious opposition force.
The speaker of Georgia's parliament, David Usupashvili, mounted a robust defence of the local government reform bill. (Photo: Georgian parliament website)
Sofo Bukia
19 Dec 13
Influential church leader warns devolution means separatism. “Nonsense”, say critics.
The presidential residence in Tbilisi is likely to be handed over for use as a university instead. (Photo: Levan Kherkheulidze).
Sofo Bukia
21 Nov 13
Incoming president decides the palace his predecessor built isn't for him.
 Executive council of the Georgian National Olympic Committee. (Photo: Georgian Olympic Committee)
Sofo Bukia
24 Oct 13
Government faces resistance as it insists boycotting the games would be worse than going.
Georgian energy minister Kakhi Kaladze. (Photo: Georgian energy ministry)
Sofo Bukia
18 Oct 13
Mountain villagers whose farms would be flooded by proposed scheme say they aren't going anywhere.
The minaret is dismantled so it can be inspected for a possible breach of planning rules. (Photo: Samkhretis Karibche newspaper)
Sofo Bukia
6 Sep 13
As Muslims call for rebuilding and Christians say no, officials who cited planning violation struggle to contain damage.
Vano Merabishvili when he was still prime minister of Georgia. (Photo: Georgian government/Wikimedia Commons)
Sofo Bukia
4 Jun 13
Vano Merabishvili served as interior minister, then premier in last government.
Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili greets supports at an April 19 rally. (Photo: President's official Facebook page)
Sofo Bukia
25 Apr 13
Was rally in Tbilisi a sign of renewed strength, or a last gasp?
President Mikheil Saakashvili (centre) after meeting parliamentary speaker David Usupashvili on February 8, 2013. David Bakradze (right) heads the parliamentary group of Saakashvili’s UNM party. (Photo: Georgian president’s website)
Sofo Bukia
12 Feb 13
Relations between president and prime minister reach new low as confrontation spills onto streets.