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Giorgi Kvirikashvili:
According to the World Bank’s classification, Georgia has moved into the category of upper middle income countries.

On 7 July 2016, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, stated: “According to the latest World Bank classification, Georgia has been moved from the category of lower middle income countries to the category of upper middle income countries. We believe that Georgia has not advanced in this classification for the last 15 years.” FactCheck […]

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Kvemo Kartli, Rustavi
Davit Kirkitadze:
Rustavi’s leadership stopped the construction of bicycle lanes

A member of the United National Movement and the party’s majoritarian candidate in Rustavi, Davit Kirkitadze, talked about the stoppage of the construction of bicycle lanes in Rustavi in his campaign video and stated: “Rustavi has huge potential for having bicycles as the most popular means of transportation in the city. Unfortunately, Rustavi’s leadership stopped […]

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Shida Kartli, Gori
Irakli Okruashvili:
From next year, there will be only one specific place in Gori where bookmakers and slot clubs will be allowed

Assistant Chair of Gori City Council, Irakli Okruashvili, on air on TV Dia, spoke about the necessity of limiting gambling in Gori. Mr Okruashvili stated that Gori youth are losing approximately GEL 2 million in gambling because of bookmakers and slot clubs and so it is necessary to limit the gambling business in the city. […]

Bidzina Ivanishvili:
The incumbent government is constructing 2.5 times more highway on average per year than the previous one did

The former Prime Minister of Georgia and founder of the Georgian Dream political party, Bidzina Ivanishvili, in his letter (issued on 30 May 2015) addressing the Georgian population underscored that the new government has brought forth improvement in many fields including the increased pace of high-speed highway construction. FactCheck sought to determine the length and […]

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Giorgi Kvirikashvili:
Georgia has achieved significant progress in terms of media freedom

During his speech at the Chatham House analytical centre in London, UK, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, stated: “According to the reports of Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders, Georgia has achieved significant progress in terms of media freedom.” FactCheck verified the accuracy of Giorgi Kvirikashvili’s statement. According to the 2016 Freedom House […]

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Davit Narmania:
We prohibited the increase of the K2 coefficient in order to avoid chaotic construction in the city which was allowed in the past by the United National Movement

During his speech at the session of the Tbilisi City Council, the Mayor of Tbilisi, Davit Narmania, accused the United National Movement of using flawed practice and stated that the fee for increasing the K2 construction intensity coefficient was established in 2007 during the office of the United National Movement. According to Mr Narmania’s information, […]

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Zaza Bibilashvili:
Ivanishvili used to say that people in China do not drink wine at all whilst Saakashvili was oriented toward the Chinese market. Today, the Government of Georgia says that the opening of the Chinese market is its greatest achievement
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