Bidzina Ivanishvili

Ivanishvili says Gakharia is a traitor

Founder of the ruling Georgian Dream party Bidzina Ivanishvili, who left Georgian politics for the second time back in January 2021, has responded to media reports that the new political party founded by ex-PM Giorgi Gakharia …

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Gakharia shakes up Georgian politics

Georgian politics looks set for its biggest shake up in a decade after former prime minister Giorgi Gakharia announces the launch of a new party, one that has already attracted defectors from the ruling Georgian Dream

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Protests in Georgia increase Saakashvili’s Influence

On March 1, European Council President Charles Michel met in Tbilisi with Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili and Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. Reportedly, the two sides were predominantly going to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic as …

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Georgia after Garibashvili's second coming

Georgia’s political stage has lately got very hot: an arrest of the opposition figure Nika Melia, head of the “European Georgia” party associated with the exiled ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, with the party’s …

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Nika Melia's arrest: opposition and Western diplomats' reaction

Yesterday, the Georgian opposition organised a rally after the arrest of the leader of the largest opposition party, the United National Movement, Nika Melia. Georgian police arrested a top opposition leader on February 23, using tear gas in a dawn raid on his party headquarters, further deepening a political crisis sparked by last year’s parliamentary elections, the outcome of which the opposition disputes, Emerging Europe writes

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Has Ivanishvili really relinquished power?

The founder and leader of the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, announced he is leaving politics forever. In his last interview with Georgian public television, Ivanishvili underlined that he would no longer support GD, either as head of the party or even as a member. By this, he, of course, meant that GD would no longer have access to his vast financial resources

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Kobakhidze appointed head of Georgian Dream

Former speaker of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze was appointed as the new chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream party. The delegates to the party's political congress unanimously elected him to the post of chairman. 400 …

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Ivanishvili says he is quitting politics

The head of Georgia’s ruling party and the country’s wealthiest man, Bidzina Ivanishvili, said on Monday he was leaving politics for good, according to the politician's letter. Ivanishvili is head of the Georgian Dream …

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Great power rivalry hots up in the south Caucasus

On October 31, the parliamentary elections were held in Georgia. According to preliminary results, the ruling Georgian Dream party is to receive 76 seats in the parliament and retain power. Parliamentary elections in Georgia have brought victory for Bidzina Ivanishvili, a billionaire oligarch who made his fortune in Russia

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Georgia holds parliamentary elections 

Georgia is voting to elect the 10th convocation parliament. The polling stations were opened throughout the country at 8:00 local time. Among the first to vote was Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili. "I want to …

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Washington continues to put pressure on Tbilisi

Members of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives of the US Congress called on the US administration to impose sanctions against the chairman of the ruling "Georgian Dream" oligarch Bidzina Ivanishvili. Such an …

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Ivanishvili calls on Georgian citizens to unite

Billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili addressed the participants of the mass rally in support of the ruling Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia party and stated that the country should not only return to Europe, but also play a prominent place in the …

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