Georgian Dream

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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Georgian Dream to agree with opposition?

Secretary of the Georgian Dream party Irakli Kobakhidze believes that it is worth reaching an agreement with some part of the opposition and holding a consultation. "There is a resource for negotiations, since there is a …

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Will Georgia find way out of political crisis?

Georgia's ruling Georgian Dream party and opposition politicians are holding a second round of negotiations at the United States Ambassador Kelly Degnan’s residence. The meeting, which started recently, is attended by …

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UNM holds rally in Batumi

Opposition supporters hold rallies near the Adjara Government House in Batumi demanding to cancel the results of the parliamentary elections held on October 31. The rally is held under the motto "Take Action!” Several dozen …

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Georgian Dream party refuses to hold repeat elections

The ruling Georgian Dream party is not considering the possibility of holding repeat parliamentary elections demanded by the opposition parties, the party’s Secretary-General Kakha Kaladze said at a briefing. "The Georgian …

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Georgian opposition prepares for large-scale protest

In Georgia, ahead of a major rally to be held tomorrow, opposition parties participated in a series of protests against the rigged parliamentary elections. The tensest situation was in Batumi, where unknown attacked representatives of …

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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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Saakashvili's party accuses authorities in election fraud

A spokeswoman for Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement, Tina Bokuchava announced today that the authorities falsified the parliamentary elections so that the ruling Georgian Dream party won with a minimum margin. Bokuchava …

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