Organisational Structure

Congress

The Supreme body of the Party is Congress. A regular Party Congress is organized by the Party National Committee once in two years, and takes place in autumn. The rules of selection of the Congress delegates are set by the National Committee, upon the presentation of the Party chairperson. A Congress is considered authorized if it is attended by more than a half of delegates. Resolutions of the Congress are adopted by a majority of delegates present at the session, except for the cases stipulated in the Statutes. The Congress defined the main directions of the Party’s political course, and elects the National Committee from the Party members in accordance to the set regulation. It also elects the Auditing Committee in accordance to the set regulation. The Congress is authorized to cancel a resolution adopted by the National Committee. Resolutions of the Congress are mandatory for all Party members, bodies and structural subdivisions. 

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National Committee

In the period between the Congresses, the National Committee is the supreme body of the Party. The National Committee is authorized to additionally enlist into its rank up to five people by means of cooptation and in accordance with the regulation. Sessions of the National Committee take place at least once in two months. Resolutions of the National Committee are adopted by a simple majority of present members, although by at least one-third of the full membership, except for the cases stipulated in the Statutes. Activities of the National Committees are defined by the regulations, which are adopted by the majority of full membership. The National Committee approves the documents that define the political course of the Party. It also approves and submits the candidates’ list for the election to the supreme representative bodies of the state. The Committee is authorized to annul the resolutions of the Executive Secretariat and Party Chairman by a majority of full membership.   

Auditing Commission 

The 5 member strong Auditing Commission is elected by secret ballot during the Party Congress. The Auditing Commission is headed by the chairperson, who is elected from the ranks of the Commission by a simple majority of votes.  

The Auditing Committee controls the compliance with the provisions of the Statutes on the part of Party members, bodies and structural subdivisions. It also controls the financial activities of the Party and submits its conclusions to the relevant body of the Party. Based on the checkup results, the Auditing Commission will develop and present to the relevant Party bodies the proposals on imposition of Party penalties as well as on improvement of organizational activities of the Party. Resolutions of the Auditing Committee are adopted by the majority of members. The Auditing Committee is accountable only to the Party Congress. A member of the Auditing Committee is entitled to attend and share his/her views at a session of any body and structural subdivision of the Party.   

Party Chairperson

Party Chairperson is the highest official of the Party. The Chairperson acts in accordance with the resolutions adopted by the Party Congress, National Committee da Executive Secretariat and represents the Party in the relations with the third parties. The Chairperson makes official statements on behalf of the Party. On some occasions, the Chairperson nominates his/her representatives and defines the limits of their powers. The Chairperson presents the structure of the Party central administration to the Executive Secretariat for approval, as well as appoints the heads of services at the proposal of a relevant secretary. The Chairperson is authorized to dismiss a Party secretary or Party central administration officials. In case of the Chairperson’s absence or temporary inability to perform his/her functions, the Chairperson’s functions are assumed by the Political Secretary of the Party.     

Executive Secretariat of the Party

In the periods between the Congresses and National Committee sessions, the Executive Secretariat is the body directing the activities of the Party. The Executive Secretariat is comprised of: Party Chairperson and 6-9 members (secretaries), appointed by the National Committee upon being proposed by the Chairperson. At least a half of the secretaries should also be members of the National Committee, including the political secretary. The Executive Secretariat develops the Party action plan, as well as pre-election papers and other documents of strategic importance. The Executive Secretariat makes statements on behalf of the Party. It is entitled to raise the issue of dismissal of a head of Party structural subdivision before the National Committee.      

Party Secretaries lead certain directions of the executive activities of the Party and head related services. Sessions of the Executive Secretariat take place at least once in two weeks. A session is considered authorized if it is attended by the majority of the full membership. A decision is taken by a majority of the present members, but at least by one third of the full membership. 

Sectorial Commissions 

Upon the proposal of the Party Chairperson, the National Committee establishes sectorial commissions and appoints their heads. The National Committee hears the reports of the sectorial commission heads. The Executive Secretariat coordinates the activities of sectorial commissions. 

Young Republicans

The Young Republicans (Youth movement) represent an autonomous structural unit of the Party. 

Central Administration

The Party Chairman presents to the Executive Secretariat for approval the structure of the Party central administration and appoints the services’ heads upon the advice of a relevant secretary. The Party Chairperson is entitled to dismiss a central administration officer. The Executive Secretariat approves the structure of the Party central administration upon the proposal of the Party Chairperson.  

Network

The Young Republican Institute is a non-governmental organization associated with the Party. Republican Institute is another associated non-governmental organization, which espouses liberal-democratic ideas. It is headed by Levan Berdzenishvili, one of the founders of the Republican Party. 

 

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