Georgian Dream chairman
Irakli Kobakhidze

Place of birth

Tbilisi

Education

2000 - graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law;

2005 - graduated from H. Heine University Düsseldorf with a Master degree in Law;

2006 - H. Heine University of Düsseldorf, PhD

Professional Experience

2000-2001 - United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Regional Public Education Project Coordinator;

2005-2012 - Tbilisi State University, Assistant Professor;

2011-2014 - Caucasus University, Associate Professor;

2011-2012 - Open Society Georgia Foundation, Member of the Committee of Experts of the Human Rights and Rule of Law Program;

2011-2012 - Council of Europe Representation in Georgia, Expert in Strategic Planning;

2006-2014 - United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Local Government and Regional Development Project Expert and Manager;

Since 2014 - Tbilisi State University, Associate Professor;

On November 18, 2016, he was elected Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia;

Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia Party, Executive Secretary, Member of the Political Council (2015-);

Parliament of Georgia of the 9th convocation, Chairman of the Parliament (2016-2020);

Parliament of Georgia of the 10th convocation (2020-)

Former President of Georgia
Mikheil Saakashvili
Prime Minister of Georgia
Irakli Gharibashvili
Former PM of Georgia; For Georgia chairman
Giorgi Gakharia
Nika Melia - By the Dream’s Standard, Protecting National Dignity is Xenophobic and Tacky, While Groveling at the Occupier’s Feet is Good Form – This Fall, It Will Be Decided Whether Spring Will Come to Georgia or to Tiflis Governorate
Nika Melia: For 10 years the authorities had been scaring people by the return of the National Movement to power and now they are scaring the public with war
Irakli Kobakhidze: 20,000 people were gathered in front of the Parliament when Davit Arakhamia addressed them in Russian - why didn’t it bother anyone?
Mamuka Mdinaradze: It is a pity that the Public Defender of Georgia justifies the xenophobic campaign
Irakli Kobakhidze: Nino Lomjaria is an anti-ombudsman, not an ombudsman
Grigol Gegelia: Irakli Kobakhidze gave the Russians a direct excuse for a possible invasion in Georgia
Giga Bokeria: Accusing the Georgian society of xenophobia is a shameless lie, imagine if a lot of Germans had come to London during the Second World War and started singing in German in pubs, what would be the reaction of the public?
Nino Lomjaria: It is surprising to me why they are surprised that Georgian citizens have negative attitudes towards the Russian Government and citizens
Nino Lomjaria: It is surprising to me why they are surprised that Georgian citizens have negative attitudes towards the Russian Government and citizens
Nino Lomjaria: The campaign that the Public Defender has no rating only increases the Public Defender’s rating
Irakli Kobakhidze: Nino Lomjaria does not have a rating, but she is trying to be a politician
Irakli Kobakhidze: Any provocation is expected from those who support the introduction of the visa regime, we call on the law-enforcement bodies to be alert
Irakli Kobakhidze: The authors of the xenophobic campaign want to somehow drag Georgia into the military conflict
Irakli Kobakhidze: Actually, neither the electoral barrier, nor the issue of Saakashvili or Bidzina Ivanishvili's return to politics has anything to do with the 12 points
Irakli Kobakhidze: One of the TV channels announced that the number of Russian tourists in Georgia today is 10% of the population of Georgia, which is a complete lie, they are not even 1%
Irakli Kobakhidze: Danilov is one of the mouthpieces of our opponents
Irakli Kobakhidze calls reports about alleged secret surveillance of US ambassador “a lie”
Irakli Kobakhidze:  Nikanor Melia actually disclosed the tactics of Saakashvili's lawyers, this is a simple tactical maneuver
Kelly Degnan: The West has never sought to “drag Georgia into war” - it is even more troubling when those statements are echoed by members of the ruling party, they are doing the people of Georgia a tremendous disservice
Dr. Khatuna Burkadze – NATO will enhance its support to partners affected by Russian threats including Georgia to strengthen their defense capabilities