“The current Georgian Dream team is not inferior to the government of any country in terms of its effectiveness. It can continue what we started and develop the country in the right direction,” GD founder Bidzina Ivanishvili said in an interview with the Georgian Public Broadcaster.
Ivanishvili explained he had been preparing the team for his retirement for a long time and, consequently, the team was ready for that.
“I have been preparing the team for a long time, more than a year. I had friendly relations with the team. Arguing is my working method from the business. I want everyone who can get involved in the process to engage when a critical situation. These are my methods, and the way I live. I had a similar approach to the team. There was no senior or junior there. They may have respected my age, but there was always room to express emotions in any debate. In general, I never insult my opponent. The same happens in public, I have never insulted anyone, but I have received many undeserved insults.
When a member leaves a team, questions arise. I think the team is ready for that. The Georgian Dream party is a good option in our reality. I think it is not inferior to the government of any democratic country. The Georgian Dream can continue what we started and develop the country in the right direction,” Ivanishvili said.