National Movement internal feud 2016

Saakashvili-supporters regain control of the National Movement

By | January 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Free Zone.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The pro-Saakashvili wing of the opposition National Movement party took control of the party on Friday at a high-profile convention that concluded a months long internal feud. According to party officials, over 7,000 delegates took part in the event at Tbilisi Sports Hall. […]

Saakashvili believes Georgian tycoon Ivanishvili masterminded UNM’s failure

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili was interviewed by Giorgi Gabunia on Rustavi 2. TBILISI, DFWatch–Following the high-profile breakup of Georgia’s largest opposition party, the United National Movement (UNM), ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili on Monday sat down with Tbilisi based television channel Rustavi 2 and gave his first interview about […]

Georgia’s largest opposition party on the verge of breaking up

By | December 25th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

Givi Targamadze claimed rivalry with fellow UNM members has become one of Saakashvili’s main priorities. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s biggest opposition party, the United National Movement (UNM), is on the verge of splitting in two, as its key figures claim the party is in the midst of a ‘coup attempt’. Givi Targamadze, the former chair of the defense and security […]

Georgia’s former ruling party fires senior functionaries

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |

Giorgi Oniani. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The infighting in the United National Movement (UNM) continued on Wednesday as 20 members from the main opposition party’s central administration were dismissed. The dismissal impacted mostly those who side with Saakashvili loyalist Chiora Taktakishvili, […]

UNM barely avoids splitting in two after talk of ditching Saakashvili

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

The rebel faction wants UNM’s 2013 presidential candidate Davit Bakradze as new leader. (Channel 1.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The faction supporting Mikheil Saakashvili narrowly won a debate at a National Movement party conference on Wednesday. A  resolution was passed to hold a party convention in the format favored by the country’s former president. […]