Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.4 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Seven political parties will be represented in the Georgian parliament following preliminary counting of votes in the Central Election Commission.
They are "United National Movement" (Chairman - Mikheil Saakashvili) and six parties that are included in the "Georgian Dream" coalition - "Georgian dream - Democratic Georgia" (Chairman Manana Kobakhidze), Conservative Party (Zviad Dzidziguri), Party "Industry Will Save Georgia" (Gogi Topadze), Republican Party (David Usupashvili), "Our Georgia - Free Democrats" (Irakly Alasania) and National Forum (Shartava).
According to preliminary data, the parties included in the coalition will establish a parliamentary majority from several factions.
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.