Monthly Archives: October 2021

Georgia mourns nine victims of building collapse

By | October 11th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: |

People brought dolls, flowers and candles to the site where an apartment building collapsed in Batumi, Georgia, killing nine people. (IPN.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia is mourning the victims of the collapse of a 7-storey building  in Batumi, while investigators are working to identify the causes of the tragedy, which killed nine people, including three children. People bring [...]

Georgia’s ruling party achieves 47% in local elections, higher than EU mediated agreement’s trigger level for snap poll

By | October 3rd, 2021|Categories: Elections|Tags: , , |

Georgians went to the polls Saturday to elect municipal councils and mayors. TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia's local elections have so far earned mixed results, with both the ruling party and the opposition celebrating victory and highlighting their own success. Although the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) won a landslide victory in the proportional list and received 47% of the [...]

Former president Saakashvili returns to Georgia and is arrested a day before local elections

By | October 1st, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Former President Mikheil Saakashvili. TBILISI, DFWatch--Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili allegedly returned on Friday to his home country on Friday after eight and a half years’ absence. Law enforcement authorities arrested the former leader the same evening. The news about the ex-president’s arrest sparked celebrations among the opposition and frustration within the government, and threatened to [...]