Georgian Dream may nominate several candidates for presidential elections
Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan.8 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
The Georgian Dream Coalition may put forward several candidates in the presidential elections in Georgia, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs, Vakhtang Khmaladze told reporters on Tuesday.
"Perhaps, the Coalition will nominate one candidate. However, there is no exclusion from one part of the coalition nominating its own candidate and the other its own. It will be a political decision," Khmaladze said.
He said the majority of the coalition supports a parliamentary republic and in such a form of governance, the President's functions are completely different so the selection of candidates is crucial.
Whilst answering a question as to whether he agrees if Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili offers him the presidential candidacy, Khmaladze said that what he is doing now is necessary and important.
Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania also does not rule out that he will be nominated by the Georgian Dream Coalition as a presidential candidate.
"It is impossible to exclude anything. I am sure that we will have a good candidate who will have great ambition to win. The coalition will decide whom to nominate in the coming months," Alasania said.
Presidential elections in Georgia will be held in October. Incumbent President Mikheil Saakashvili will not be able to run as he has been in office for a second term. According to the Georgian Constitution, the president can only be elected for two five-year terms.