Ivanishvili introduced majoritarian MP candidate to voters in Zugdidi
Leader of the Georgian Dream coalition, Bidzina Ivanishvili arrived in Zugdidi city today and introduced their majoritarian candidate to Zugdidi, Irakli Alasania to their supporters. Ivanishvili went to the house of Irakli Alasania, where the two leaders met with the crowd.
Ivanishvili said the voters in Zugdidi had a candidate, of which they should be proud. Alasania himself thanked the crowd for their support.
Today`s meeting did not end with an incident. A woman accused the ally of Ivanishvili of insult of the residents of Samegrelo. She recollected the article published in the Alia newspaper by Ivanishvili`s supporter Gia Burjanadze, who called the residents of Samegrelo `degraded Megrelians`.
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