Bidzina Ivanishvili says he has not demanded president’s resignation
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.3/ Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Bidzina Ivanishvili said neither he nor his coalition has demanded President Mikheil Saakashvili's resignation.
"As for my opinion about the president's resignation stated at a press conference yesterday, it was neither my deamnd, nor a demand made by the coalition. I only said that the Constitution tailored to the interests of one man creates a lot of problems in the political situation and in this situation perhaps resignation of the president would be the best way out," Ivanishvili said.
However, the leader of the "Georgian Dream" emphasizes that the coalition does not make any political ultimatums and "for the good of the country is ready for "dialogue and working relationship with the president and other members of his government to address state affairs".
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on Oct.1. Around 14 parties and two political blocs participated in 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.