Irakli Garibashvili

Major reshuffle in Georgian politics: PM trades seat with ruling party chairman

By | January 29th, 2024|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

Irakli Garibashvili (right) and Irakli Kobakhidze ( TBILISI, DFWatch–After Georgian Dream founder Bidzina Ivanishvili returned to public politics in late December, everyone in Georgia expected major upheavals in the government, although only a small number of commentators predicted dismissal of the prime minister. However, this became clear on Sunday, when the pro-government TV company Imedi reported [...]

Georgian PM speaks about “Ukrainization” conspiracy, claims to have saved the country from war

By | March 24th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, whom the opposition and Western politicians often accuse of populist rhetoric, said during his speech in the parliament Friday that government saved the country from "Ukrainization“, and reiterated the narrative of conspiracy to drag Georgia into a war against Russia. “The real danger facing our country today is the […] conspiracy that [...]

Pro-EU rally organizers in Tbilisi demand ousting the PM, forming a government of national consent

By | June 24th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The organizers of a pro-EU rally in central Tbilisi, where thousands of people gathered to say that Brussels' refusal to grant Georgia candidate status was the result of the Georgian Dream government's misguided policies, demand the resignation of government and PM Irakli Gharibashvili. The PM will resign within a week and a government of national consent [...]