Lelo MP
Salome Samadashvili


1997 - Allegheny College, Political sciences and phylosophy

2002 - Central European University, Constitutional Law

2001 - University of America, Public administration

Professional Experience

2016 - present - University of Georgia, International Relations and Political Sciences Department, Director

2015 - present - University of Georgia, guest lecturer

2014 - 2015 - US NDI Libya Parliamentary Program, Director

2013 - 2014 - Martens Center for European Studies, honorary researcher

2005 - 2013 - Georgian Mission to EU, Head, Ambassador of Georgia to Belgium and Luxemburg

2002 - 2004 - NDI, Head of the Parliamentary Program

2001 - 2001 - International Center for Education and Arts, program specialist

2000 - 2001 - Washington University, USA, Assistant to the Professor

1998 - 1998 - Embassy of Georgia to USA, Chief of Chancellery

1997 - 1998 - Monterey Institute of International Studies, Herbert Scoville Fellow

Honorary Degree

The Presidential Order of Excellence (01 Nov 2011)

President of Georgia
Salome Zurabishvili
Former PM of Georgia; For Georgia chairman
Giorgi Gakharia
Former President of Georgia
Giorgi Margvelashvili
Salome Samadashvili: The State Security Service is mainly a political persecution agency, and after the change of government, one of the priorities of Lelo will be the reformation of the said agency
Salome Samadashvili: The European elections tell us that we have a window of several years to enter Europe - if we defeat Ivanishvili's Russian regime, we will go to Europe, but not only for the football championship
Salome Samadashvili: Sanctions mean that it will be difficult for the US to provide aid to Georgia - under the sanctioned government, this election is a referendum on sovereignty
Political parties and politicians appeal to international community
Salome Samadashvili: We woke up in a country that is isolated from the USA and the EU - as for the Anaklia port, Russia and China are jointly planning economic expansion in our country
Shalva Papuashvili on the boycott of the opposition - it is not serious to boycott because I don't like the person next to me in the hall and I don't want to breathe the same air! - This is a boycott announcement for one's own voters
The Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliament supported the draft law "On transparency of foreign influence" in the second reading
Anri Okhanashvili turned off Salome Samadashvili's microphone, and after a protest from the opposition MP, the chairman of the committee asked her to leave the hall
Salome Samadashvili: Cancelation of free-visa regime does not require the support of all EU member states, the votes of some of the states will be enough
Vakhtang Gomelauri: some of the participants of the rally threw various objects at the policemen, including stones, bottles, poured paint, verbally and physically insulted them - an attack on a policeman means an attack on a state institution
Salome Samadashvili: The appointment of Davit Khidasheli to the post of advisor to the Minister of Defense is a criminal offense and an investigation should be started
Salome Samadashvili: "Georgian Dream" has a new phase, it is the deterioration of relations with strategic partners, and Germany is among them
Salome Samadashvili: Overriding the veto will be another signal from Georgian Dream that they oppose our country's accession to the European Union
Salome Samadashvili: I have no problem with them checking our documents, although corruption means abuse of power and the opposition has no power - similar methods are often used to harass opponents in autocratic countries
The Anti-Corruption bureau is planning to check the property declaration of 30 opposition MPs of the Parliament and Tbilisi City Council
Nika Gvaramia calls the information spread about the configuration of the opposition shadow cabinet "delusion"
Salome Samadashvili: I very much hope that Kobakhidze will be the last prime minister appointed by the oligarch in our country
At the session, where the ministerial candidates are heard, there was uproar: Anri Okhanashvili asked Salome Samadashvili to leave the hall
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