Ex-Chief Prosecutor Shotadze on verge of being reelected to post

Irakli Shotadze resigned as prosecutor general in 2018. Photo: 1TV. 

Agenda.ge, 06 Feb 2020 - 17:28, Tbilisi,Georgia

Former Georgian Prosecutor General Irakli Shotadze, who resigned in 2018, might take the post again as he is among the four candidates who were advanced through the selection process by the Prosecutorial Council earlier today. 

The Prosecutorial Council, which selects candidates for the prosecutor general, made the choice between 15 nominees presented by NGOs and the academic field. 

The other three candidates are Valerian Vacharadze, Dariko Dortia and Sophio Shengelaia. 

The council will select one candidate of the four tomorrow and present for a vote in parliament. 

The Georgian Dream ruling party MPs say that they will vote for Shotadze if he is selected. 

Shotadze, who was the first Georgian prosecutor general elected by parliament in 2015, was nominated for the post by a legal entity, the Georgian Technical University. 

He resigned on May 31, 2018, after Tbilisi City Court delivered its verdict in the high profile murder case of two teenage boys in central Tbilisi in December 2017.

The post of prosecutor general became vacant after former Chief Prosecutor Shalva Tadumadze was approved as lifetime judge of the Georgian Supreme Court in December 2019.