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Billionaire Ivanishvili Steps Down As Leader Of Georgia’s Ruling Party

Bidzina Ivanishvili
Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili
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Billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, the leader of Georgia’s ruling party, Georgian Dream, says he has decided to quit politics.

Georgia’s wealthiest man said in a statement on January 11 that he decided to leave political activities for good as “my mission has been accomplished” after the Georgian Dream party won parliamentary elections in October 2020.

“I deem my mission to have been accomplished. I have decided to completely withdraw from politics and let go of the reins of power. I am leaving my position as party chairman, as well as the party itself,” Ivanishvili said, adding that in several weeks he will turn 65 years old, another factor in his decision…

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