Georgian Dream leader announces first visit abroad
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 3 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian Dream leader Bidzina Ivanishvili will pay his first foreign visit to Washington, Ivanishvili told media today.
"I received an invitation from the U.S. ambassador and I accepted it," he said, stressing that he will take the post of prime minister.
Ivanishvili said that he will visit the U.S. after he is appointed as Prime Minister and after U.S. presidential elections.
"Although I have a lot of proposals, I am going to Washington, as the U.S. is our main partner," he said.
Moreover, Ivanishvili said that the information about Nino Burjanadze's appointment as Foreign Minister was wrong.
"This is wrong information," he told media. "I do not have any plans about the positions in the new government."
Ivanishvili said that it is known that he will take the post of prime minister.
"I will meet with our team and discuss the candidates for the post of ministers, so no one knows about my intentions," he said.
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on October 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.