The Messenger
March 27 2023

Irakli Kobakhidze Calls President Salome Zourabichvili’s Recent Statements ‘Incomprehensible’

Georgian Dream Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze criticized President Salome Zourabichvili’s recent statements and called it ‘incomprehensible’.

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….We have had this historical tradition since King Tamar, we are proud that women are at the forefront, including in political life….Third, an important factor was that this person was not connected with the United National Movement [the party of Mikheil Saakashvili] and its founders. This was an important circumstance,” Kobakhidze explained.


“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….”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.