ivanishvili’s first moves after winning 2012

Ivanishvili completes his list of government ministers

By | October 16th, 2012|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgian Dream on Tuesday named the rest of its candidates for new government ministers. Bidzina Ivanishivli, Georgian Dream coalition leader, said the Ministry of Economy will be given certain new functions because of upcoming reforms. New economy […]

Call for debate between ombudsman candidates

By | October 16th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association wants a debate between prospective candidates for new ombudsman. The young lawyers think such a debate should be organized by the Georgian public broadcaster so society can get familiar with their views and what […]

Civil groups ready to help new government

By | October 9th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The largest Georgian union of civil society organizations is ready to offer advice and ideas to the new government. The National Platform – which unites 106 civil society organizations – says it is ready to take part in democratic reforms and efforts […]

Ivanishivili promises to work with business

By | October 6th, 2012|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — About 200 local and foreign businesspeople Friday gathered to meet with the winner of the parliamentary election in Georgia. Bidzina Ivanishvili met them in order to talk about important issues and problems in their field, including the necessity of […]

Ivanishvili to visit the U.S.

By | October 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The election winner in Georgia’s first visit abroad will be to the U.S., probably after the U.S. presidential election. Bidzina Ivanishvili told journalists Wednesday that the U.S. ambassador to Georgia had delivered him a formal invitation to the U.S. He met Ambassador […]

Ivanishvili prepares for tough negotiations

By | October 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The coalition that won the parliament election is putting together a working group to handle relations with the president and the current government. The group will hold consultations in the name of the Georgian Dream coalition. The Georgian Dream […]

Election winner asks Saakashvili to ease transition

By | October 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The leader of the coalition that won the Georgian election Monday says it would be best for President Mikheil Saakashvili to resign and appoint early presidential election. Bidzina Ivanishvili, leader of the victorious Georgian Dream coalition, […]

Georgia election winner calls for Saakashvili to step down

By | October 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The winner in the Georgian parliamentary election says it would be wise of Mikheil Saakashvili to step down and announce early presidential election. The next presidential election is planned for late 2013. Bidzina Ivanishvili said this at a press […]