Ex-Prosecutor General Shotadze proposed again to post

Irakli Shotadze resigned in 2018. 

Agenda.ge, 07 Feb 2020 - 15:24, Tbilisi,Georgia

Former Georgian Prosecutor General Irakli Shotadze, who resigned in 2018, has been selected among four shortlisted candidates for the same post by the Prosecutorial Council earlier today. 

Now the council will present Shotadze in parliament for a vote.  

If at least 76 MPs of a total of 150 vote for Shotadze, he will become the country’s first prosecutor general elected by parliament twice. 

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. 

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

Shotadze appeared among the four shortlisted candidates [of total 15] selected for the post by the Prosecutorial Council yesterday.

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

The ruling Georgian Dream party, which has more than 90 MPs in parliament, vow support for Shotadze.

The opposition and the civil sector strongly oppose Shotadze’s reelection.