Ex-Prosecutor General Again Selected for the Post

The Prosecutorial Council has selected Irakli Shotadze's candidacy for the position of the Prosecutor General of Georgia. He received 11 out of a total 12 votes. The Council will submit the candidate elected through a secret ballot to the Parliament of Georgia for approval.

The Council held individual interviews with the candidates on February 6 and selected four for the post, including the former Prosecutor General of Georgia. The three other candidates were Sophio Shengelia, Valerian Vacharadze and Dariko Tordia. Shotadze received 11 votes, Shengelia - 9 votes, Vacharadze - 8 votes and Tordia - 7 votes from 12 members of the Council.

Ex-Prosecutor General, lawyer Irakli Shotadze, resigned on May 31, 2018, amid protests over the high-profile “Khorava Street” murder case involving teenagers.

Recently, he was again nominated for the vacant position of Prosecutor General of Georgia by the LEPL Georgian Technical University.

During an interview, Shotadze noted that it was not easy for him to decide to participate in the competition and that the decision was made after much consideration.

By Ana Dumbadze

10 February 2020 16:37