Bidzina Ivanishvili: Investigation of ex-premier Zurab Zhvania’s death may be reopened
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.3 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Bidzina Ivanishvili, leader of the opposition coalition Georgia Dream, which won the parliamentary elections held in Georgia, said that the investigation of a criminal case on former Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania's death may be resumed.
As the billionaire said "society has a lot of questions regarding the murder of Zhvania."
"I think this process does not require political intervention and will. Many people and first of all and as far as I know, Zhvania's family wants the investigation to be resumed. Probably, the case will be resumed and the investigation completed," Ivanishvili said.
Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania died in 2005. According to official version, he died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. However, part of the opposition claimed that he was killed, then carried to another place where his body was found.
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on Oct.1. 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.