Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.5 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili urged members of the Cabinet of Ministers to execute its duties until the transfer of power to the new government, the official website of the government reported. A video from the cabinet meeting is also available on the website.
Merabishvili asked ministers to ensure the continued operation of all state institutions and the protection of rights of citizens.
As the website reports, the government discussed the situation after the parliamentary elections. The new Georgian government may function approximately from late October.
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on Oct.1. Around 14 parties and two political blocs participated in the elections.
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on a mixed - list, majority system. Around 150 MPs must be elected - 77 on the lists (a passing barrier of five per cent) and 73 - single-seat constituencies.
Parliament will receive more authority in 2013 after amendments to the Constitution take effect resulting in the president's power being reduced.
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