Prime Minister: Georgian government to become more efficient
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 30 /Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia/
The cohabitation process (co-existence of two parties in government) has been completed and the Georgian government will become even more efficient with its new head of state, Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili said at a government meeting on Wednesday, summing up the results of the presidential election held on Sunday.
"I did not expect that they (the party of President Saakashvili) would obtain such a large percent of votes. This may have left a great impression on me greater than our victory, which we were expecting and in which I was confident," Ivanishvili said.
The candidate of the ruling 'Georgian Dream' coalition, Giorgi Margvelashvili won in the presidential election on October 27, with 62.11 per cent of the votes.
The candidate of the Georgian President's 'United National Movement' party David Bakradze held second place, gaining 21.72 per cent of the vote, according to preliminary data from the Georgian Central Election Commission.
Mikheil Saakashvili's term will expire on November 17, simultaneously with the inauguration of the new president.