The Constitutional Court of Georgia has a new chair, with Merab Turava replacing Zaza Tavadze whose term expired in June.
Turava, 56, was the deputy chair of the Constitutional Court from January 2018.
His candidacy was supported by five of nine members of the Constitutional Court Plenum. His only opponent, Georgia’s ex-Secretary of the Security Council Irine Imerlishvili, received the other four votes.
I will promote Georgia’s constitutional court both in the country as well as on the international level”, Turava told journalist today upon his election as chair, promising to be ‘open with media’.
Born on September 23, 1964, in the town of Zugdidi in Georgia’s western region of Samegrelo, Merab Turava has degree in law.
Georgian parliament elected Merab Turava as the member of Constitutional Court in 2015.
Earlier in 2000-2005 he was the president of the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court of Georgia and its Vise President.