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|Chairman of the Political Council||Gigi Tsereteli|
|Headquarters||Tbilisi Gulia Str. 1|
|European affiliation||European People's Party (observer)|
|International affiliation||Centrist Democrat International|
|Colours||Blue and Red|
|Seats in Parliament|
5 / 150
|Seats In Supreme Council Of Adjara|
1 / 21
|Seats In Tbilisi City Assembly|
3 / 50
|Seats In Kutaisi City Assembly|
2 / 25
|Seats In Batumi City Assembly|
1 / 25
European Georgia (Georgian: ევროპული საქართველო, evropuli sakartvelo) is a political party in Georgia founded in Tbilisi in January 2017, primarily by prominent former members of the United National Movement. From 2017 to 2021 the party was chaired by Davit Bakradze. Since 2021 Chairman is Giga Bokeria who was chairman of the political council from 2017 to 2021.
The party holds seats in the Parliament of Georgia as a result of the 2016 parliamentary election, in which its members ran as part of the opposition United National Movement (UNM). After an internal disagreement, a significant part of the UNM parliamentary caucus and leadership (including Giga Bokeria, Sergi Kapanadze and Elene Khoshtaria) broke away. The breakaway entity took the largely unknown legal vehicle of a previous party whose leadership included Nugzar Tsereteli's own son, Gigi Tsereteli, and had previously run in coalition with the UNM. The breakaway faction in the Parliament initially renamed itself to European Georgia, before choosing the name of Movement for Liberty-European Georgia during a presentation by Davit Bakradze on January 30, 2017. On the same date party leader Gigi Ugulava was named interim secretary general, in place until a party conference could be held.
The party held its first convention on May 27, during which they elected Bakradze as chairman of the party, Ugulava as secretary-general, and approved the party's name as European Georgia - Movement for Liberty.
The party shares much with the UNM's liberal conservatism, with the main difference between the two being their approach to politics. Among other things, European Georgia has a stronger commitment to contesting rather than boycotting elections. In an interview with the online news website Netgazeti, Giorgi Ugulava distinguished the Movement for Liberty as being more liberal than the UNM, specifically describing the UNM as populist and communitarian.
|Election year||votes||% of|
|2017 local election||156 232||10.4 (3rd)|
|2018 presidential election||174 849||10.97 (3rd)|
|2020 parliamentary election||72 752||3.78 (3rd)|
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- "European Georgia Selects Chairman, Secretary General, and Political Council Chair at Convention". Tabula. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)