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Giorgi Kvirikashvili:
There is one of the lowest rates of corruption in Georgia and we are ahead of many European nations in this regard

During his speech at the Global Security Forum, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, spoke about Georgia’s achievements and stated: “There is one of the lowest rates of corruption in Georgia and we are ahead of many European nations in this regard.” FactCheck took interest in the accuracy of the statement. Transparency International publishes […]

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Archil Talakvadze:
In today’s Europe, of those countries with a parliamentary system of government, you can find just one country where the president is directly elected

During a public discussion on constitutional amendments in Ozurgeti, a member of the Parliamentary Majority, Archil Talakvadze, spoke about the issue of presidential elections. Mr Talakvadze stated: “Presidential elections have spurred a lot of controversies. Do we want a president to be elected? We can always get a yes answer to this question but we […]

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Giorgi Gakharia:
Turkey is one of the largest trade partners of Georgia and these relations are being further enhanced

On 23 May 2017, a meeting was held between Georgia’s and Turkey’s Ministers of Economy. Parties mulled the important issues of trade and economic relations between the two counties. The Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia stated at the meeting: “Republic of Turkey has been one of the largest trading partners […]

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Otar Danelia:
Within the framework of agricultural programmes, 158 new enterprises received funding and 6,000 jobs were created

At the session of the Parliament of Georgia, Otar Danelia, the Georgian Dream MP, talked about the progress in the field of agriculture. Otar Danelia highlighted particularly the enterprises funded within the framework of agricultural programmes and stated: “Within the framework of agriculture co-funding and grants programmes, new enterprises continuously receive funding. This year four […]

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Aleksandre Valiauri:
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State tenders are usually won by relatives and associates of the Mayor and the majoritarian MP of Gori

Representative of the Republican Party’s Gori organisation, Aleksandre Valiauri, in his interview with FactCheck stated that tenders announced for infrastructural work in Gori are usually won by relatives and associates of the Gori majoritarian MP, Ioseb Makrakhidze, and the Mayor of Gori, Zurab Jirkvelishvili. Mr Valiauri stated: “The majority of the tenders which have been […]

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Roman Gotsiridze:
The number of tourists from Iran increased by 227% in January-April… Our government acted stupidly when they abolished the visa-free regime with Iran for 2.5 years

Chair of the United National Movement faction, Roman Gotsiridze MP, published the following status on his Facebook page: “The number of tourists from Iran increased by 227% in January-April this year. The Government of Georgia acted completely stupidly when they abolished the visa-free regime with Iran for 2.5 years and, as a result, effectively killed […]

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Irakli Kobakhidze:
The total installed capacity of the hydroelectric power plants built in 2007-2012 is eight megawatts whilst the total installed capacity of the hydroelectric power plants built in 2013-2016 is 415 megawatts

In his speech in the Parliament of Georgia, the Speaker of the Parliament, Irakli Kobakhidze, underscored the Government of Georgia’s successes in the energy field. He stated: “The total installed capacity of all the hydroelectric power plants built in 2007-2012 is eight megawatts whilst in 2013-2016, this figure is 415 megawatts.” According to the information […]

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