Bidzina Ivanishvili begins consultations to form new government
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.3/ Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Bidzina Ivanishvili, leader of the opposition coalition "Georgia Dream", which won the parliamentary elections held in Georgia, today begins consultations on the candidacy of the new chairman of the parliament and composition of the government, Ivanishvili told reporters.
He has not been able yet to disclose those who are listed on these positions. "After consultations with my team, I can say more specific things," he said.
However, Ivanishvili stressed that no minister of the current government will be in his Cabinet of Ministers.
Earlier, President Mikheil Saakashvili, who under the Constitution has the right to introduce his government, said he is ready to accept composition of the Cabinet of Ministers proposed by Ivanishvili and propose it to the Parliament for approval.
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia. Around 14 parties and two political blocs attended 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.