Georgian former FM: West sceptical over Georgian political changes
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 10 /Trend N.Kirtskhalia/
According to a statement from one of the Georgian Dream leaders, former foreign minister Tedo Japaridze, political changes in Georgia and the transfer of power and victory of the Georgian Dream are hard to believe for West.
Japaridze said the West is gradually becoming aware of the current situation and will have to put up with political reality.
"The United States welcomed the Georgian Dream coalition. We haven't experienced any problems in this field, but they weren't sure that Georgian Dream would be able to achieve victory within a year.
"Many factors are involved. The West wasn't acquainted with Bidzina Ivanishvili, which also caused some problems. I have heard many times in Brussels, Washington and other European countries that if the Georgian Dream was to come second at the elections, this will be a great success. I have been asked many times what we are going to do if we came second. They were afraid of protests and rallies. When I asked of their plans in case of our victory, they only smiled back," Japaridze added.
According to full the preliminary data of the Georgian Central Election Commission, the Georgian Dream coalition will receive 83 seats in the parliament, and the United National Movement, 67.
According to the party lists, around 44 members will join the Parliament from the Georgian Dream coalition, while 33 will be from the United National Movement.
According to the single party districts, Georgian Dream will get 39 seats, while the United National Movement - 34.