Giorgi Gakharia

Six MPs leave Georgian Dream to join opposition

Six Georgian Dream MPs Giorgi Khojevanishvili, Aleksandre Motserelia, Beka Liluashvili, Shalva Kerselidze, Ana Buchukuri and Mikheil Daushvili will continue in the state legislature as independent MPs.  The MPs say that the …

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Georgia's Gakharia: ‘I’m staying in politics’

Former Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said he has no plans to leave the country or politics. He told journalists earlier today that he will announce his intentions in the coming days.. Agenda.ge reported. Gakharia …

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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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Georgian PM Garibashvili appoints deputies

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, who was confirmed in the post by parliament on Monday, has appointed his deputy prime ministers earlier today.  The new appointees are Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani and …

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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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Georgian Prime Minister resigns

Georgia's Prime Minister Georgi Gakharia announced his resignation due to the crisis in the country. During his tenure in government, Gakharia, who became prime minister in 2019, has led major initiatives to advance …

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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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New head of Georgia's gov’t administration appointed

Former Head of the Georgian National Security Council Kakhaber Kemoklidze will be the new head of the government administration. "Kakha Kemoklidze has been working in our team for years. He is one of the worthy public servants …

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Georgia lifts several COVID-19 restrictions

The Georgian government has announced the lifting of several coronavirus-related restrictions due to the decrease in daily infections.  Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said all public transport around the country will resume …

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Georgia to receive Pfizer vaccine in late February

By the end of February, Georgia will receive the first doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia wrote on Facebook. The head of government expressed special gratitude for the …

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Covid-19 gives rise to contradictions between business community, epidemiologists and government in Georgia

Georgia’s Infrastructure Minister Maia Tskitishvili announced that shopping malls will open their doors starting from 1 February, with dressing rooms working and already purchased products allowed to be exchanged as well, following a meeting with the representatives of shopping malls and retail centres, Caucasus Watch writes. She said that the negotiations were underway with the Labour Inspection Office to agree on the requirements before opening malls and noted that some restrictions like the amount of people accessed to one square meter of commercial space may be eased

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Georgia marks National Flag day

Georgia is celebrating National Flag Day today. The current national symbol of Georgia, also known as the Five Cross Flag, was officially introduced in January 2004. While speaking about the importance of the national symbol, …

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Georgian PM makes phone call to Ilham Aliyev

Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia made a phone call to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev yesterday. Gakharia congratulated Ilham Aliyev on his birthday and wished him the best of health and successes in his activities for …

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