Ruling party founder Ivanishvili: Ex-PM Gakharia’s party is not my project, Gakharia is a traitor

The founder of the ruling Georgian Dream party, ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili made his first statement earlier today since he left Georgian politics back in January 2021. Photo: IPN., 07 Jun 2021 - 11:39, Tbilisi,Georgia

The founder of the ruling Georgian Dream party Bidzina Ivanishvili, who left Georgian politics for the second time back in January 2021, has responded to media reports that the new political party founded by ex-PM Giorgi Gakharia is affiliated with him. 

Ivanishvili stated that the reports are ‘fake’ and are ‘attempts’ to again connect his name with political issues. 

He stated that creating satellite, pseudo-opposition parties was a common practice under the previous, United National Movement government. 

I have never thought of creating such a party while I was in politics and now, when I have left politics, I would never think to act in such an unacceptable way,” Ivanishvili said.