Georgian Dream Will Not Nominate a Candidate for President

Yesterday, the Executive Secretary of the Georgian Dream political party and Chairman of the Parliament, Irakli Kobakhidze, announced that his party will not nominate a candidate for president. Presidential elections are scheduled to be held this October.

Kobakhidze said the decision was made by consensus within the party.

“A meeting was held with the participation of the political board, parliamentary majority and government members. We discussed several important political issues, including the participation of Georgian Dream in the presidential elections. On the basis of the discussion, we made the decision that Georgian Dream will not nominate a candidate for the presidential election,” said Kobakhidze.

Kobakhidze also said that his party may support an independent candidate or not support any specific candidate.

Later yesterday evening, independent MP Salome Zurabishvili announced her run for presidency.  

 

By Samantha Guthrie

Photo: Parliament of Georgia

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