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Georgia: Presiding Officers of the Legislative Body: 1918-1921

Sakartvelos p’arlament’is tavmjdomare (საქართველოს პარლამენტის თავმჯდომარე) | Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia [1]
8 Oct 1918 - 12 Mar 1919 Nik’oloz K’arlo Simonis dze Chkheidze (ნიკოლოზ კარლო სიმონის ძე ჩხეიძე) (x) [2]
Sakartvelos dampudznebeli k’rebis tavmjdomare (საქართველოს დამფუძნებელი კრების თავმჯდომარე) | Chairman of the Constituent Assembly of Georgia
12 Mar 1919 - 12 Mar 1919 Silibistro Besarionis dze Jibladze (სილიბისტრო ბესარიონის ძე ჯიბლაძე) (president by age) [3]
12 Mar 1919 - 17 Mar 1921 Nik’oloz K’arlo Simonis dze Chkheidze (ნიკოლოზ კარლო სიმონის ძე ჩხეიძე) [4][5][6]

[1] The Parliament was adjourned sine die on 31 Jan 1919. Three extraordinary sessions were held on 18, 19 and 20 Feb 1919. It was formally dissolved on the day of the convening of the Constituent Assembly (12 Mar 1919) in accordance with a resolution passed by the Parliament on 31 Jan 1919.
[2] Chkheidze presided at the sessions of the Parliament to 5 Jan 1919. After his departure on a diplomatic mission, his deputies chaired the sessions (both were elected as Deputy Chairmen of the National Council on 1 Jun 1918 and continued in office after 8 Oct 1918 when the National Council was renamed the Parliament):
  Sakartvelos p’arlament’is tavmjdomaris amkhanagi (საქართველოს პარლამენტის თავმჯდომარის ამხანაგი) | Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia
  8 Oct 1918 - 12 Mar 1919 Ioseb Aleksandres dze Baratashvili (იოსებ ალექსანდრეს ძე ბარათაშვილი)
  8 Oct 1918 - 12 Mar 1919 Ekvtime Simonis dze Taq’aishvili (ექვთიმე სიმონის ძე თაყაიშვილი)
[3] Jibladze presided at the inaugural session of the Constituent Assembly (12 Mar 1919) as the oldest deputy. At the same session, Chkheidze (in absentia) and Lomtatidze were elected to the offices of chairman and senior deputy chairman respectively. As Chkheidze had departed on a diplomatic mission, Lomtatidze took over the chairmanship of the Assembly.
[4] Pending the assumption of chairmanship of the Constituent Assembly, Chkheidze exercised the functions of diplomatic representation of Georgia abroad. After his return to Georgia, he participated in the meetings of the Presidium of the Constituent Assembly (5, 15 and 16 Jan 1921) and finally took chairmanship of the Constituent Assembly on 21 Jan 1921.
[5] During the absence of the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly, his deputies chaired the sessions (commencement of the terms are indicated according to election):
  Sakartvelos dampudznebeli k’rebis tavmjdomaris uprosi amkhanagi (საქართველოს დამფუძნებელი კრების თავმჯდომარის უფროსი ამხანაგი) | Senior Deputy Chairman of the Constituent Assembly of Georgia
  12 Mar 1919 - 17 Mar 1921 Aleksandre Sp’iridonis dze Lomtatidze (ალექსანდრე სპირიდონის ძე ლომთათიძე)
  Sakartvelos dampudznebeli k’rebis tavmjdomaris amkhanagi (საქართველოს დამფუძნებელი კრების თავმჯდომარის ამხანაგი) | Deputy Chairman of the Constituent Assembly of Georgia
  18 Mar 1919 - 17 Mar 1921 Simon (Svimon) Gurgenis dze Mdivani (სიმონ (სვიმონ) გურგენის ძე მდივანი)
  18 Mar 1919 - 17 Mar 1921 Ekvtime Simonis dze Taq’aishvili (ექვთიმე სიმონის ძე თაყაიშვილი) (x)
[6] The last meeting of the Constituent Assembly took place in Batumi, Georgia, apparently on 17 Mar 1921, but the date cannot be confirmed since the minutes were either not kept or were lost (Georgia Constituent Assembly Minutes 1919-1921, 8:xxiii, 8:333-334).
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