ivanishvili leaving politics

The government needs renewal, says GD founder Ivanishvili

By | December 31st, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

(Pirveli.) TBILISI, DFWatch–There is a need for new people in the Georgian Dream government, businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili said Wednesday evening, in his first public comments on the change of prime minister and other recent developments in the coalition […]

Georgians less satisfied with their government

By | May 6th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Does ex-Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili pull the strings in government after he left office, is one the issues people were asked about in NDI’s poll. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–36 percent of Georgians think the country is definitely or mainly going in the right direction. This is significantly lower than in November 2013, when 53 percent were of the same opinion. This is one of the results presented Monday in the latest […]

Georgia’s new PM takes over helm of ‘Dream’ party

By | November 24th, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , , |

From left to right: Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili, his wife Nunuka Tamazashvili and former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Photo published on Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili was Sunday elected as new leader of the Georgian Dream Democratic Georgia Party. Gharibashvili took over as leader after Bidzina Ivanishvili, who founded Georgian Dream two years ago. Delegates also voted for […]

Ivanishvili: I will not run the country from behind the scenes

By | November 21st, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

Former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–At the end of his two year run as a politician, former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has published an open letter that rebuts speculations about his future plans. In the letter, titled ‘Postscript’, Ivanishvili writes that he only wants to answer one […]

Soon leaving, Ivanishvili looks ahead to the next twenty years

By | October 5th, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Ivanishvili claims he has fulfilled all the plans he had for the first two to three years after going into politics, and now moves on to the next stage: plans for the next 20 years. Ivanishvili said this during a campaign stop Friday […]

Still unknown who will be Georgia’s next prime minister

By | September 5th, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Despite the great public interest, Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili refrains from naming his replacement as he steps down in the near future. Georgia’s next head of government will benefit from a constitutional change which invests the prime minister with […]

Ivanishvili explains reasons for leaving Georgian politics

By | September 3rd, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Press office photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili seems to be sticking to his word and really plans to leave politics after two years in the game. On Monday, he issued another open letter explaining the reasons for his leaving. But again, he left the main […]

Margvelashvili: Ivanishvili leaving post, not politics

By | July 26th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

Georgian Dream presidential candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Interpressnews.) Tbilisi, DFWatch—The first remark about Bidzina Ivanishvili stepping down as prime minister came from the Georgian Dream coalition’s presidential candidate who says that ‘the PM plans to leave his post, but not politics.’ Giorgi Margvelashvili, Ivanishvili’s […]

Ivanishvili might leave, but might also stay as PM

By | July 3rd, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili says he can be ‘useful’ for society for twenty more years. The comment came on Wednesday at a routine press conference about current events in the country. Ivanishvili was asked about a recent statement he made […]

Ivanishvili says he will leave after election

By | June 24th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili plans to leave office in fall. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili plans to leave his post after the presidential election in October. He said this in an interview with the Russian edition of the Estonian newspaper Postimees on Saturday. The prime minister said he plans to leave […]

Ivanishivili changes plans: won’t leave power

By | November 22nd, 2012|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, who recently became prime minister of Georgia, is considering going back on a promise to leave politics in a year and a half. During the election campaign, Ivanishvili claimed that he would leave politics […]