Aleko Elisashvili

Aleko (Aleksandre) Elisashvili, born 1978, is an urban activist in Tbilisi, Georgia, and currently also running as an independent mayoral candidate in the municipal elections in Tbilisi, scheduled for October 2017. He has positioned himself as an alternative between the ruling Georgian Dream party and the previous ruling party, the United National Movement, claiming that both these parties share responsibility for the persistent problems that Tbilisi faces.
Elisashvili gained public attention through his advocacy related to the reconstruction and redevelopment of Gudiashvili Square, in Sololaki in Tbilisi, and also through his work as the chair of the Presidential Pardon Commission, in 2013-2014, where he alleged influence-peddling.
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