Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.22 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian regions and self-government bodies will have as many rights as they can master, but not to the detriment of national interests of Georgia, candidate for Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili told journalists in connection with the President's initiative to strengthen self-government bodies and transfer a number of rights to them.
Mikheil Saakashvili yesterday at the first session of the parliament supported for empowerment of local self-government bodies and offered to ensure selectivity of heads of local authorities, , self-government bodies, mayors and governors.
"We will give the regions and local authorities as much power as they can master, as our goal is to strengthen self-government bodies. However, it should not harm the public interest," Ivanishvili said.
However, he stressed that the president has decided to take the initiative to "secure a democratic image for himself".
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on October 1. Around 14 parties and two political blocs participated in the elections.
According to full the preliminary data of the Georgian Central Election Commission, the Georgian Dream coalition will receive 85 seats in the parliament, and the United National Movement, 65.
The leader of the Georgian Dream coalition has introduced new candidates for ministerial posts in the new Georgian government.
Ivanishvili plans to become prime minister.
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