Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Parliament of Georgia (Female Suffrage 1918/21) A former ancient Empire was divided in smaller principalities which recognized Russian supremacy 1783 and joined the Empire in 1801. Independent 1917-22 till it became part of the Transcaucasian Soviet Republic, later Republic of Grucia. Independence 4.9.91
Supreme Soviet and from 1992 the Supreme Council, later renamed Sakartvelos Parlamenti
1953 Secretary of the Presidium Nina Javakhishvili
1953-before 59 Member of the Presidium
1953-55 Secretary of the Presidium Tamara Kvlividze
Head of various departments in the Tbilisi City Committee of the Communist Party from the 1940's until 1953. (b. 1908-)
1959-67 Member of Presidium A.K. Kraratskaeva
1962-76 Secretary of the Presidium Zinadia A. Kuadhadze
In 1957-62 Deputy. Premier, 1957-59 Minister of Trade.
1975-84? Vice-Chairperson Tamara S. Kabukova
1978-89 Vice-Chairperson Victoria M. Siradze
1994-99 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Irena Sarshisvili
Deputy Premier 1993-94, Leader 1994-99 and Group Chairperson of the National Democratic (Second largest party in Parliament) 1995-99 after the assassination of her husband Georgi Chaturia in an attack where she was herself seriously wounded. From 2003 spokesperson of the pro-Shevardnadze bloc, For a New Georgia, Leader of the Imedi Party since 2006 and Presidential Candidate in 2008. (b. 1963-).
1989-99 Vice-Chairperson Russudan Beridze
2001-03 2004-07 and 2007-08 Chairperson Nino Burjanadze
She was elected to the second highest post in the country after the President, after her predecessor resigned. She is MP for the Citizens' Union of Georgia and Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Relation since 1999. From 2003 Leader of Burjanadze-Democrats and 23. november Acting President after Eduard Shevardnadze was forced to resign as result of a "velvet revolution" after he rigged the parliamentary elections. She has been one of the opposition leaders for some years, since 2003 as President of Burjanadze-Democrats. Acting President again from November 2007 as the incumbent resigned to run in the January 2008 elections. In a surprise move she did not run for the parliament in the April-elections (b. 1964-).
Around 2004- Secretary General Khatuna Gogorishvili
2008-12 Vice-President Rusudan Kervalishvili
2012- Vice-President Manana Kobakhidze
Last update 12.10.12