Republican Party chairwoman
Khatuna Samnidze

Place of Birth



1985 - 1995 - Batumi N1 secondary school;

1995 - 1996 - 'Freedom Support Act' Exchange Program Winner, Training Course at Decora School (United States of America);

1996 - 1999 - Batumi Technical University, Faculty of Economics;

1999 - 2003 - University of Otto von Guericke (Germany) - B. Sc in Management

Professional Experience

1997 - 1999 - Employee of the Standing Commission on Human Rights and Constitutional Affairs of the Supreme Council of Adjara Autonomous Republic;

2004 - 2008 - Member of the Supreme Council of Adjara Autonomous Republic, Member of the Finance and Budget Committee;

2010 - 2013 - Heinrich Boell Foundation, South Caucasus Regional Bureau - Programming Coordinator; Topics - Women's Empowerment, Minority Rights, Conflicts;

Since 2013, Chairwoman of the Republican Party of Georgia;

2014 - 2017 - Member of Tbilisi City Council;

Since 2020, Member of the Parliament of Georgia

Special Representative of the Prime Minister for Relations with Russia
Zurab Abashidze
Prime Minister of Georgia
Irakli Gharibashvili
Minister of Justice of Georgia
Rati Bregadze
The Anti-Corruption bureau is planning to check the property declaration of 30 opposition MPs of the Parliament and Tbilisi City Council
Opposition deputies Tamar Kordzaia, Teona Akubardia and Khatuna Samnidze state that the candidate status comes with responsibility and they will be involved in the work process together with the government
Khatuna Samnidze: The changes related to the financing of parties are a fiction, which was applied by Georgian Dream to call it a step on the path of de-oligarchization
Georgian Dream leaders meeting with parliamentary opposition in closed format
Khatuna Samnidze: I expect that the 5% threshold will be a factor for the unification of several parties, but today this is not visible, we only hear some parties boasting that they we will overcome the barrier
Khatuna Samnidze: Georgian Dream breaks its promise when it declares that it is not going to change the 5% threshold - the creation of unions will be vital if we want to change the government
Khatuna Samnidze: Allowing the voting with old ID cards is a direct message that yes, it is possible that there will be fraud in the upcoming elections
Women opposition MPs appeal to the President of the European Commission with a request to grant Georgia candidate status
Irakli Kobakhidze: We have a solid basis for optimism regarding the candidate status, we will most likely be granted status in December
Salome Samadashvili: Samnidze and Dekanoidze should answer Ghudushauri - gossip may be good, but not in politics - I don't understand why they did it
Gia Volski: With a few exceptions, there is no opposition in Georgia, they are united in the revolutionary committee - it is welcome if Samnidze has distanced herself from this committee
Irakli Gharibashvili: The opposition is still sabotaging our country’s candidate status, I would directly call this a betrayal of the national interests of our country
Levan Khabeishvili: I don't want to think that behind such irresponsible statements is the pursuit of the interests of the Russian party by specific oppositionists
Shalva Papuashvili: Khatuna Samnidze's statement is an attempt to escape from the ship that was directed against the Georgian state
Khatia Dekanoidze: I can confirm: it causes some concern among the partners that the opposition is sending mixed messages regarding candidate status
Nika Gvaramia: Georgian Dream's propaganda started to prepare us for not getting candidate status - it will not work to blame others, no matter how much some immature oppositionists help you with incomprehensible malicious and Dream propaganda
Irakli Kobakhidze: Yesterday, the opposition had a confession day - the entities that opposition MP Khatuna Samnidze was referring to in her statement, who are lobbying against the candidate status in European structures are the National Movement, Lelo and Nika Gvaramia
Paata Manjgaladze: The government was been given a pretext to talk, I don't know who Khatuna Samnidze meant, but we say what we think, we say that the country needs status - look for a black cat elsewhere!
Robin Wagener - With the law on "transparency of foreign influence", there will be no EU membership - No chance for that
Estonian Ambassador to Georgia - If we want EU membership, we should all play by the rules - The Georgian Government on the one hand says that they are moving closer to the EU, but their actions do not prove that