PM Kvirikashvili: A group will be set up to amend constitution

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Tbilisi, DFWatch – Amid growing concern over imminent constitutional majority in the hands of Georgian Dream, Prime Minister airs his initiative to set up a group, which will work on amending constitution. […]

Linderman: GD will have a tendency to consolidate power into one-party rule

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , |

“(Russia) spent a lot of money and all they managed was to have a small minority in Parliament. That proves that Georgians are still very much pro-West,” Laura Linderman says. Anna Kalandadze of Voice of America’s Georgian service discusses results of Georgia’s Parliamentary elections, and its importance for country’s future dynamics with Laura Linderman, of US Atlantic Council in Washington. Parts of this interview ran on VOA program. […]

CEC traces violations in the campaign ad of Georgian conservative party

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Davit Tarkhan-Mouravi (facebook) TBILISI, DFWatch–Central Elections Administration (CEC) rejected a plea by major conservative party against the main opposition-leaned TV channel, which cancelled broadcasting its electoral advertisement. CEC ruled that Alliance of Patriots’ video […]

Anti-NATO, antigay MP withdraws from majoritarian race, express allegiance to Ivanishvili

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Tbilisi, DFWatch - A member of Georgian parliament, notorious for his radical anti-NATO, antigay statements, Thursday withdrew his candidacy in a majoritarian district and expressed support to Georgian Dream and its founder, former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. Nine days before the election Tamaz Mechiauri, MP and a leader of a party 'Tamaz Mechiauri – United Georgia", [...]

UNM pledges not to prosecute Ivanishvili after elections

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , , , |

Giga Bokeria, Secretary of the Security Council (IPN) TBILISI, DFWatch–The National Movement will not prosecute Bidzina Ivanishvili and his supporters , Giga Bokeria, the party’s foreign affairs secretary said at a briefing on Wednesday. Bokeria predicts ‘inevitable’ loss by the Georgian Dream, […]

Party led by anti-NATO businessman disqualified from elections

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Gogi Topadze (IPN) Tbilisi, DFWatch – Gogi Topadze’s party, former member of the ruling coalition, was rejected to participate in the upcoming parliament election by the Election Administration (CEC) together with 24 other minor parties. […]

GD announces its party list, pushing some old members aside

By | September 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The ruling Georgian Dream announces its party list for Oct. 2, 2016 parliamentary elections, featuring mostly ‘new faces’ on its top and leaving many of its prominent members behind. The list is headed by Giorgi Kvirikashvili, current PM […]

Ivanishvili urges Alliance of Patriots to clarify its stance toward EU, NATO

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Tbilisi, DFWatch – Former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili criticizes Alliance of Patriots, a conservative political party, which often resorts to the populist nationalistic narrative, for having ‘no clear platform’ and advises them to inform voters what exactly they want and what direction they want to steer the country. […]

Usupashvili: Partnership with UNM ‘not serious’

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Usupashvili: We can’t speak seriously about a partnership with the United National Movement (2030) TBILISI, DFWatch–Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili flatly denied allegations that the Republican Party of Georgia, commonly known as the Republicans, was considering a partnership with the United National Movement (UNM) before the parliamentary […]