TBLISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s main opposition party today chose a female lawyer as its temporary leader.
As there is less than six months left until the parliamentary elections, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili today formally established his Georgian Dream party.
Due to a technicality, he can not be leader himself. Instead, delegates elected lawyer Manada Kobakhidze as a temporary chairwoman, until a recently proposed constititional amendment allows Mr Ivanishvili to be engaged in party politics.
The businessman was robbed of his Georgian citizenship shortly after becoming a politician last year, but the amendment will let him participate and stand for election by way of his French citizenship.