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FactChecking Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Statements to the Regional Media

The former Prime Minister of Georgia and founder of the Georgian Dream coalition, Bidzina Ivanishvili, held several meetings with representatives of Georgia’s regional media where he discussed the state of the country and the achievements of the Government of Georgia. FactCheck verified several of Bidzina Ivanishvili’s statements. “According to the 2011-2012 report of the World […]

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Davit Bakradze:
There was approximately USD 700 million in investment from India and we received more than USD 1 billion in investment from South Korea

On 30 July 2016, on air on the talk show, Archevani, the State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Davit Bakradze, stated that Georgia has close relations with Asian countries. According to the Minister, Georgia received USD 700 million in investment from India and USD 1 billion in investment from South Korea. FactCheck […]

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Shida Kartli
Giorgi Kvirikashvili:
In Shida Kartli, we built 17 emergency hospitals near the occupation line

During the presentation of the Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia political party’s Majoritarian MP Candidate in Gori, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, talked about the projects implemented in Shida Kartli after the 2012 Parliamentary elections. When talking about this issue, Mr Kvirikashvili stated that the new government built 17 emergency hospitals near the […]

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Kvemo Kartli, Rustavi
Giorgi Kvirikashvili:
Set top boxes, smartphones, tablets, modems, netbooks and TVs are produced in Rustavi

During the presentation of the Georgian Dream Majoritarian candidates for Kvemo Kartli, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, spoke about the digital production enterprise in Rustavi. According to the Prime Minister’s statement: “The electronic production enterprise is already operating in Rustavi. It produces digital devices such as set top boxes, modems, smartphones, tablets, netbooks […]

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Nodar Khaduri:
Unemployment is decreasing

The Minister of Finance of Georgia, Nodar Khaduri, stated: “The unemployment rate was 15% before 2012. Step by step, we are decreasing unemployment and, what is more important, this happens not at the expense of bloating state bureaucracy or employment in the public sector but because of investments made in the private sector. According to […]

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Kakheti, Sighnaghi
Mikheil Saakashvili:
Fewer tourists are visiting Sighnaghi today…

The former President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, posted a video of himself on Facebook addressing the people of Kakheti. In his video address, Mr Saakashvili emphasised that under his presidency Kakheti became a centre of tourism whilst now the number of tourists to Sighnaghi has decreased. Mikheil Saakashvili stated: “In light of the rising number […]

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Shalva Natelashvili:
Irakli Khakhubia, one of the sponsors of the United National Movement, has now moved to the Georgian Dream

On 24 July 2016, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, nominated Irakli Khakhubia as a Georgian Dream Majoritarian candidate in Poti. The Prime Minister characterised Mr Khakhubia as a “young, energetic person with business experience.” On 11 August 2016, Shalva Natelashvili blamed some of the Georgian Dream Majoritarian candidates for having relations with the […]

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Sozar Subari:
Drug policy has already been liberalised

On 16 August 2016, after the end of the session of the Government of Georgia, the Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia, Sozar Subari, answered a question about the fact of Demur Sturua’s suicide and stated that criminal policy in regard to drug use has already been […]

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Dimitri Kumsishvili:
I have not doubled anything. The salary fund, which I have had for years, remains practically unchanged

In June 2016, the State Audit Service published a report on 2015’s activities which addressed the significant growth in the amount of money given as a salary supplement in state organs. The Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Dimitri Kumsishvili, commented upon the report and stated: “I have not doubled anything and that […]

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