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Senaki Municipality

Senaki Municipality
სენაკის მუნიციპალიტეტი
Fence of Nokalakevi
Fence of Nokalakevi
Flag of Senaki Municipality
Official seal of Senaki Municipality
Location of the municipality within Georgia
Location of the municipality within Georgia
Country GEO
RegionSamegrelo
Administrative centreSenaki
Government
 • BodySenaki Municipal Assembly
 • MayorVakhtang Gadelia[1]
Area
 • Total520.7 km2 (201.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total39 652
 • Density76.15/km2 (197.2/sq mi)
Population by ethnicity[2]
 • Georgians99,56 %
 • Russians0,15 %
 • Armenians0,10 %
 • Ukrainians0.06 %
 • Assyrians0.06 %
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Standard Time)
Websitesenaki.gov.ge

Senaki (Georgian: სენაკის მუნიციპალიტეტი) is a district of Georgia, in the region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti. Its main town is Senaki.

Population: 39,652 (2014 census)

Area: 521 km2

Politics

Senaki Municipal Assembly (Georgian: სენაკის საკრებულო) is a representative body in Senaki Municipality, consisting of 33 members which is elected every four years. The last election was held in October 2021. Vakhtang Gadelia of Georgian Dream was elected mayor through a 2nd round against a candidate of the United National Movement.

Senaki was one of just seven municipalities where ruling Georgian Dream lost its majority in the sakrebulo, five of which in Samegrelo.[3]

A protracted local political crisis ensued over the election of the chairperson of the sakrebulo, eventually resulting in a majoritarian UNM council member to abandon his mandate, and the central election commission calling for a by-election in one of the districts.[4] The election was boycotted by the opposition parties, resulting in the election of the Georgian Dream candidate with 96.7% on 1 October 2022,[5] at the expense of a (former) UNM seat, tilting the balance of political power in the sakrebulo

Party 2017[6] 2021[1] Current Municipal Assembly
  Georgian Dream 26 17[7]                                  
  United National Movement 4 12[7]                        
  For Georgia 4        
  European Georgia 2
  Alliance of Patriots 1
Total 33 33  

Administrative divisions

Church of 40 martyr

Senaki municipality is administratively divided into one city, 14 communities (თემი, temi), and 61 villages (სოფელი, sopeli):[8]

Cities

Communities

  • Akhalsopeli
  • Gejeti
  • Ek'i
  • Zani
  • Zemo-Ch'aladidi
  • Tek'lati
  • Ledzadzame
  • Menji
  • Nosiri
  • Nokalakevi
  • Ushapati
  • Potskho
  • Dzveli Senak'i
  • Khorshi

Twin towns – sister Municipalities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Protocol elected municipal council members and mayors 2021" (PDF) (in Georgian). CESKO Central Election Commission. pp. 102–104. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  2. ^ "Ethnic composition of Georgia 2014". mashke.org. Archived from the original on 2018-11-04.
  3. ^ "GD Falls Short of Securing Majorities in 7 Sakrebulos". Civil.ge. 2021-11-01. Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  4. ^ "Election of Senaki Local Council Chairperson 'Illegal', rules Court". Civil.ge. 2022-08-18. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  5. ^ a b ""Georgian Dream" candidate received 96.68% of votes in Senaki's by-elections". Radio Tavisupleba (RFE/RL) (in Georgian). 2022-10-01. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  6. ^ "Protocol elected municipal council members and mayors 2017" (PDF) (in Georgian). CESKO Central Election Commission. pp. 83–84. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  7. ^ a b After by-election on 1 October 2022 GD gained one more seat, at the expense of UNM.[5]
  8. ^ "Main Results of the 2014 Census (Publication)" (PDF). Census.ge, National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) (in Georgian). 2016-04-28. pp. 261–265. Retrieved 2022-01-19.
  9. ^ "საგარეო ურთიერთობები". senaki.gov.ge (in Georgian). Senaki Municipality. Retrieved 2020-02-17.

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