Bidzina Ivanishvili remains prime candidate for post of prime minister
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 5 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili will be a prime candidate for the post of Prime Minister of Georgia after launching the Ivanishvili - Georgian dream political party, it was reported after he spoke to the press on Thursday at a news briefing.
"A political party will be established on April 21 called the Georgia Dream Party which I will create as a citizen of Georgia," Ivanishvili said, noting that he will use this term despite the authorities refusing to grant him citizenship.
According to Ivanishvili, "as the spring has come to Georgia by force after a long winter," his political party "will sweep away the current government in parliamentary elections this autumn."
He did not specify whether or not he will apply again to President Mikhail Saakashvili for Georgian citizenship.
The civil agency of Georgia denied him naturalisation and invited Ivanishvili to apply to the president of Georgia for a second citizenship.