Georgian PM comments on his forthcoming departure from politics
Georgia, Tbilisi, September 2 / Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili disseminated a 15-page letter to the public on Facebook on Monday. He explains the reasons for his intention to quit the politics soon.
Ivanishvili analyzes that the situation in the country, which forced him to come to the politics and take part in the parliamentary elections. According to his calculations, around 2-3 years should be enough to solve all these problems after his coming to power.
"Afterwards, I was going to quit politics and engage in an active social life," he said. "As the public, we must learn how to choose and how to control the President and his government. We must create the critical mass of the civil society in the near future. Any government will have to take this into account. These are the goals and reasons that brought me to the politics."
According to him, he had already played a "modest" role in the country's efficient governance as Prime Minister and the creation of multi-party democracy.
"I believe that the members of my team will cope better with the affairs which I started," he added. But there is much to do in the third and the most important area - the creation of civil society and there are few who can do this. Therefore, I can do this in certain circumstances."
However, Bidzina Ivanishvili assured that if necessary, he will return to active politics.
"I will tell the community about the exact date of my departure after I make sure that the presidential elections in October were successful," he added. "I believe that candidate of the coalition George Margvelashvili will win the first round of elections."
According to the preliminary data, Ivanishvili intends to quit his post by 2014 after the presidential elections.
Ivanishvili became Georgian Prime Minister after his party "Georgian Dream" won elections in October 2012.