Next Georgian president to reside in new palace
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 19 /Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgia's next president will be taking up residency in a new presidential palace, the press secretary of the Georgian government said.
According to the report, the new presidential palace will be located in the former US Embassy located at 10 Atoneli Street in Tbilisi.
Around $16 million has already been expended by the former Georgian government for the renovation of the mansion, as it was planned to place the residency of Georgian PM in one of these buildings. Nevertheless, Bidzina Ivanishvili refused to move to this building and his residency remained in the State Chancellery of Georgia.
Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili stated that, the head of the government will not need the Presidential Palace built in 2007 after restrictions on his authority were placed. Saakashvili noted that, the Prime Minister can operate out of the presidential palace.
The new authorities haven't accepted Saakashvili's proposal so far.
Presidential elections in Georgia are scheduled for October 27, 2013.