Giorgi Gakharia

Gakharia nominates four mayor candidates

The chairman of the For Georgia party, Giorgi Gakharia presented candidates for mayors of four cities - Zugdidi, Tsalenjikha, Chkhorotsku and Khobi. Gega Shengelia is nominated as a candidate for mayor of Zugdidi, Khvicha Meboniya as …

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Ex-PM Gakharia to run for Tbilisi mayor

Former Georgian PM Giorgi Gakharia, who now leads the For Georgia opposition party, has announced his plans of running for Tbilisi mayor.  Gakharia said that three months after the establishment of the For Georgia party it has …

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Gakharia’s party kicked out of office in Batumi

Ex-Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia’s For Georgia party was left without an office in Batumi: the owner of the premises terminated the lease agreement. He said that the reason for his decision was the report on Gakharia's …

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Will "Georgian Dream" put Gakharia in jail?

The case against Georgia's ex-Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia will be initiated only if there is evidence of guilt, one of the leaders of the ruling Georgian Dream party Mamuka Mdinaradze said. "When he demanded to postpone …

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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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Gakharia presents his own For Georgia party

Former Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia established his own For Georgia party, the media informs. About 400 people attended the presentation of the party. The congress participants unanimously elected Gakharia as the party …

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Former Georgian PM to split 'Georgian Dream'?

Former head of the Georgian government Giorgi Gakharia will present his political party "For Georgia" on May 29, his press service reported. The presentation will take place at the Expo Georgia exhibition center in …

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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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