Incumbent government, Georgian Dream agree to continue consultations
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 5 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian incumbent government and the Georgian Dream coalition intend to have a constructive dialogue and understand their responsibility to the people and the country, Chairman of the Parliament David Bakradze said after the meeting on Friday.
He expressed satisfaction with the both sides' spirit.
"Both sides have shown a constructive approach and we are pleased with the first round of talks, which will continue on Monday," he said, stressing that the parties have agreed not to go beyond the law.
Bakradze stressed that the parties have discussed the opposition's actions and agreed that neither side will go beyond the Constitution and contribute to the destabilization of the situation.
Opposition representative Irakli Alasania said that there are agreements on the principle issues, that is, stability and order in the country.
"As to the specific issues on the work of the ministries, the issue will be resolved on Monday," he stressed.
The sides have conducted their first round of negotiations in the Georgian State Chancellery today.
Giga Bokeria, Davit Bakradze, Gigi Ugulava and Pavle Kublashvili were holding negotiations on behalf of the government in the State Chancellery.
Georgian Dream is represented by Irakli Alasania, David Usupashvili, Sozar Subari and Irakli Garibashvili.
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.