“I want to put a smile back on Tbilisians faces and restore their faith in future stolen by incumbent City Hall,” Zaza Khatiashvili, Tbilisi mayoral candidate of Free Georgia, said live on GPB First Channel’s program Debates 2021.
Khatiashvili pledged to protect the rights of deceived people from the Tbilisi City Hall.
“I am Zaza Khatiashvili, a lawyer, a human rights activist. I am running for mayor for the first time. Bidzina Ivanishvili’s regime that plunged the country into an abyss, in a swamp of corruption conditioned my participation,” Khatiashvili stated.
On September 21, 2021, GPB First Channel hosted debates among all the Tbilisi mayoral candidates, including Tamar Kekenadze – Third Force- Strategy Aghmashenebeli #1; Giorgi Lomia – David Tarkhan-Mouravi, Irma Inashvili – Alliance of Patriots of Georgia #8; Ana Bibilashvili – Lelo #9; Mikheil Kumsishvili – Shalva Natelashvili – Georgian Labor Party #10; Giorgi Kutateladze – Georgia #13; Teimuraz Bobokhidze – Mamuli #15; Giorgi Laghidze – Giorgi Laghidze – Future Georgia #20; Arnize Richard Ogbunuju – Our United Georgia #23; Giorgi Gakharia – Gakharia – for Georgia #25; Ketevan Nakashidze – Mamuka Tuskadze – For Social Justice #29; Evgeni Ghviniashvili – Socialist Workers’ Party #30; Zaza Khatiashvili – Free Georgia (Zaza Khatiashvili, Kakha Kukava, Grigol Jojua) #37; Kakha Kaladze – Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia #41; Ana Dolidze – Ana Dolidze – For People 48; Giorgi Gachechiladze – Gachechiladze – Green Party #50. Nikanor Melia from the United National Movement, # 5, also took part in the debates but left after a one-minute of introduction speech.
The local elections are scheduled for October 2, 2021.