Ruling party elects Irakli Kobakhidze new party chair replacing Bidzina Ivanishvili

  • Hundreds of Georgian Dream delegates have unanimously elected Irakli Kobakhidze at today's party assembly. Photo: Georgian Dream press office

Agenda.ge, 16 Jan 2021 - 15:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

The ruling Georgian Dream party has officially elected Irakli Kobakhidze its new chair at a party assembly today. 

The post became vacant after the party founder Bidzina Ivanishvili left the party and politics earlier this week, saying his ‘mission has been accomplished.’ 

Member of the ninth and the tenth convocation of the Georgian parliament, Irakli Kobakhidze has served as speaker between 2016 and 2019.

He resigned in June 2019 during the large-scale protests in Tbilisi, sparked by the presence of Russian MPs in the Georgian parliament.  

The Georgian Dream delegates have also elected a new composition of 21-member political council composed of:

  1. Irakli Kobakhidze
  2. Kakha Kaladze
  3. Vasil Maglaperidze
  4. Giorgi Gakharia
  5. Archil Talakvadze
  6. Maia Tskitishvili
  7. Giorgi Voslski
  8. Irakli Gharibashvili
  9. Tea Tsulukiani
  10. Mamuka Mdinaradze
  11. Kakha Kuchava
  12. Vakhtang Gomelauri
  13. Ekaterine Tikaradze
  14. Ivane Machavariani
  15. Maka Botchorishvili
  16. Shalva Papuashvili
  17. Mariam Kvrivishvili
  18. Nikoloz Samkharadze
  19. Sozar Subari
  20. Dimitri Samkharadze
  21. Tornike Rizhvadze

Expressing his gratitude to the party and its founder Ivanishvili, the new chair Kobakhidze said he will spare no efforts to make Georgia a truly European country. 

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