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Bidzina Ivanishvili Confirmed as Georgian Dream Chairman

Former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, who established the Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia (GDDG) party in 2012, was endorsed as the GDDG chairman at the ruling party congress today. The congress, attended by government officials, lawmakers and regional delegates, was convened earlier this month, shortly after the ex-PM confirmed that he would …

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Speaker, President Spar over Presidential Pardons

The political row over President Giorgi Margvelashvili’s pardoning practices continues, nearly a month after mounting criticism forced the President to suspend pardoning of prisoners convicted for violent crimes. The recent episode follows Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze’s statement on May 2, when he accused the President of “abusing” his power to …

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MEPs Visit Georgia, Meet Top Officials

A four-member delegation of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defense (SEDE) visited Georgia on May 8-10, discussing with Georgian leaders the country’s relations with the European Union and the situation in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia. The delegation of the SEDE subcommittee includes Anna Fotyga (ECR, Poland), Clare …

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UN Ambassadors Visit Occupation Line, Meet Georgian Officials

Eight United Nations (UN) Permanent Representatives from Latin America, Africa and Asia, who are paying a visit to Georgia on May 5-12, met with Georgian leaders, and traveled to the occupation line near village Khurvaleti adjacent to Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia. The group includes permanent representatives of Congo, Saint Vincent and …

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Georgian Dream Downsizes Governing Body, Renews Members

The ruling Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia (GDDG) party will downsize the political council, the party’s main governing body, from 21 to 15, and renew it members. The changes were announced by Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze, GDDG’s general secretary, following the political council sitting today, which was also attended by ex-PM Bidzina …

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