Bidzina Ivanishvili

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What does 2017 bring for Georgia?

The political events, such as the local elections, reform of the Constitution,  the strengthening of the ruling coalition Georgian Dream, are among the most remarkable events happened in Georgia in 2017, political analyst Gela …

US Congressman calls for sanctions against Ivanishvili

Representative Steve Russell, Republican of Oklahoma, introduced the Georgian Fair Business Practices Sanctions Act, which is a response to several examples of the Government of Georgia violating contracts with U.S. entities and …

Ivanishvili increases his wealth by $300 million

Former Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili increased his wealth by $300 million last year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Ivanishvil's wealth is estimated at $5.72 billion (the 305th …

Georgia 2016: win for Georgian Dream, defeat for lari

This year in Georgia ends with the win of Georgian Dream in the fight with United National Movement and the biggest devaluation of the national currency, so the country enters 2017 in the not so holiday mood, Georgian experts said in an interview …

Will UNM elect a new chairman?

A former ruling and now the main opposition party of Georgia, ‘United National Movement’ (UNM), has accused some of its activists of spreading false information about the leaders of the party. According to the results of the …

Will Georgian President's powers be limited?

Georgia's President's Advisor Pikria Chikhradze commented rumors about amendments to the Constitution which will reduce presidential powers. She believes that this issue appeared on the agenda because of differences in …

Georgian pre-election thriller

An intrigue of the forthcoming elections is that even if the UNM is not going to win, it will enter the parliament and create a numerous influential faction there.

Burchuladze calls Ivanishvili a ‘liar’

Paata Burchuladze, an operatic bass who leads a four-party election bloc State for People, has slammed billionaire ex-PM and founder of ruling GDDG party, Bidzina Ivanishvili, as a “liar” and …