Georgia’s opposition forces agree to join efforts to beat Ivanishvili

By | August 18th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Opposition meeting at GLP office. (IPN) A group of Georgia’s opposition political forces, including United National Movement, the biggest opposition party, has agreed to unite their efforts “to defend” their votes against possible rigging by government in general elections in October. "Opposition parties will work in a coordinated manner in all electoral districts, including [...]

“Zurabishvili and the GD should be worried”: American analysts speak on Georgian elections

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Paul Stronski. (VOA) Voice of America’s Anna Kalandadze discussed aftermath and fallout of the first round of presidential elections in Georgia with leading Eurasia analysts in Washington. Anna Kalandadze is VOA Georgian chief and can be followed on twitter @anavoa. VOA: Latest Presidential elections were marred by dozens of procedural irregularities, inappropriate media coverage, [...]

Saakashvili, Ivanishvili Lobbyist Pleads Guilty in Trump-Related Case

By | September 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

An American lobbyist who worked in Georgia for Mikheil Saakashvili, Irakli Alasania and Bidzina Ivanishvili pleaded guilty on Friday in a case related to investigations of US president Donald Trump. Sam Patten admitted he used an unnamed American to pay $US50,000 for four tickets to one of the parties at Trump’s inauguration in 2017. The tickets were for [...]

Burchuladze kicks out his major partner, Girchi, from coalition

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Paata Burchuladze, a world famous operatic bass who recently formed a political coalition with three other parties, said that he asked Girchi, one of the most important parts of his coalition, to leave. […]

Republican Party leader says he was offered PM seat personally by Ivanishvili in 2015

By | September 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Tbilisi, DFWatch – Speaker of Georgian Parliament states he was offered a prime ministerial seat by the former PM Bidzina Ivanishvili  back in April, 2015, when the post was held by Irakli Garibashvili. […]

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. […]

Ivanishvili Says Money Managers Cost Him $500 Million

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Bidzina Ivanishvili with his wife Ekaterine Khvedelidze By Dave Bloss and Nino Bakradze OCCRP Former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili is now claiming he lost more than $US500 million due to mismanagement by Credit Suisse Bank and by directors of an offshore asset fund he controlled. […]

GD’s electoral campaign in full swing as Ivanishvili praises PM

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Ivanishvili Tuesday met with TV journalists (2030) TBILISI, DFWatch–The former prime minister and businessman, Bidzina Ivanishvili discovered ‘a person of his dreams from the time of his youth’ in Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, he said during a press conference at TechPark on Tuesday. […]

Ivanishvili won’t return to politics: Kaladze

By | March 24th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

Kakha Kaladze (IPN) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Georgian PM Bidzina Ivanishvili will keep promise not to return to politics, Minister of Energy and the first vice Prime Minister, Kakha Kaladaze stated on Thursday, diffusing speculations in the media that the oligarch would be included […]

Ivanishvili has abandoned the idea of hosting TV show

By | January 12th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

Ivanishvili will not be a host on the talk show ‘2030’, which is to go on air next month. (Photo: Channel 1.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Georgian PM Bidzina Ivanishvili has finally abandoned the idea to host a political talk show on a TV channel owned by his rapper son Bera.  The launch of the talk show has been postponed several times. Finally, in the end of 2014, it was announced […]

Georgian PM expects ‘adequate assessment’ of his efforts

By | June 4th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Tbilisi, Dfwatch – Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili hopes that a progress done by Georgia will be ‘adequately assessed’ on the upcoming NATO Summit in Wales, but he also thinks it is not advisable to speak of this issue in advance, as it raises false expectations among his fellow counterparts. […]