Bidzina Ivanishvili having undue influence over the government

Opposition clash with police as Tbilisi assembly OKs Ivanishvili land deals

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The city assembly in Tbilisi, the Sakrebulo, on Tuesday approved the handover of two land lots to former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili for the symbolic price of one Georgian lari. While the vote went ahead, a ruckus of shouting and pushing took place outside, […]

Ivanishvili blasts Burjanadze: Your non-bloc idea is a bluff

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Georgian PM Bidzina Ivanishvili lashed out at opposition politician Nino Burjanadze on Sunday, accusing her of bluffing when she proposed that Georgia should declare a non-bloc status. Burjanadze, a former parliament speaker, […]

Responsibility, not informal influence

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

(DF Watch.) Georgia’s greatest obstacle to becoming a European democracy is the persistence of an informal system of political governance. Though most welcomed the change of government in 2012, the signs were there early on: When then Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili […]