Georgian Dream Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze criticized President Salome Zourabichvili's recent statements and called it 'incomprehensible'.
Irakli Kobakhidze Calls President Salome Zourabichvili's Recent Statements 'Incomprehensible'
By Liza Mchedlidze
Friday, March 17, 2023
Kobakhidze named three factors that led to the support of the Georgian Dream for Zourabichvili's candidacy in the presidential elections.
"One of the main criteria was that she was a woman. Symbolism was emphasized, including by Mr. Bidzina. We have had this historical tradition since King Tamar, we are proud that women are at the forefront, including in political life. We respect this tradition; The second, important factor that Bidzina Ivanishvili also personally focused on was her special connection with our recent history. It is about her personally, her family. She is a descendant of the founders of the First Republic and public figures of that time; Third, an important factor was that this person was not connected with the United National Movement and its founders. This was an important circumstance," Kobakhidze explained.
According to Kobakhidze, with the aggressive campaign against Salome Zourabichvili by the United National Movement during the presidential campaign, it became clear that Zourabichvili had no connection either with the United National Movement or with the foreign allies of this party.
"Do you remember the then-fascist campaign against Salome Zourabichvili? Her announcement as a traitor, the blasphemy that we heard from Gvaramia and other leaders of the United National Movement. Then it was actually deciphered that this person was not related to the United National Movement in any way, as well as to its 'owners'. "At that time, the foreign patrons of the United National Movement were also involved in that fascist campaign, the foreigners came directly and supported the fascist campaign against Zourabichvili," said the chairman of the ruling party.
Kobakhidze said that the president's positions and statements changed over time and became incomprehensible to the ruling team. Kobakhidze cited the influence of the Global War Party as the reason for this.
"Some time has passed and statements made on her part that are incomprehensible to us. However, I will also say that the Global War Party has its own considerable resources, the impact of which is the statements and positions that Mrs. Salome makes. However, at the same time, it can be seen from time to time that this person has her own principles and stands by them," stated Kobakhidze.