Georgian president: New parliamentary majority should form new government
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.2 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
The Georgian president intends to assist the new parliamentary majority in approving the speaker and electing the new government and its leader, President Mikheil Saakashvili said on Tuesday in his special address to the nation.
"I respect the choice of the Georgian people, who chose the political force that is strange to me, and I will provide it with all possible assistance as the country's president," he said.
Saakashvili also thanked those who voted for his party - United National Movement.
"We do not share the views of our opponents, but we are committed to democracy and we respect the opinion of the people," he said.
According to Georgia Dream, the coalition will be represented by more than 80 representatives at the parliament.
"The United National Movement becomes an opposition party," Saakashvili said on Tuesday.
He stressed that it is clear that the opposition won the elections. "This political force's views are strange for us and we will be in the opposition to save all that we were able to reach over the last eight years since the Rose Revolution," he said.
He stressed that reforms carried out by his political team enabled Georgia to be recognized in the world and contributed to the country's progress.
The parliamentary elections in Georgia were held in Georgia on October 1. Around 14 parties and two political blocs participated in the elections.
Parliamentary elections were held on a mixed - list-majority system. Around 150 MPs must be elected - 77 on the lists (a passing barrier of five per cent), 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.