Ivanishvili intends to fully reshuffle Georgian government

Print version
Oct. 3, 2012, 10:25 a.m. | Russia — by Interfax-Ukraine

Georgia's billionaire and opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili reacts with supporters at his office in Tbilisi Georgia, Monday, Oct.1, 2012.
© AP


The Interfax-Ukraine News Agency – a company belonging to the Interfax Information Services international group – has been an information provider in the political and economic information market of Ukraine since 1992.

MOSCOW - Bidzina Ivanishvilu, the leader of the Georgian Dream coalition that won the October 1 parliamentary election in the country, will start to discuss candidates for the position of parliamentary speaker and a new composition of the government.

Ivanishvili has yet to name people for these posts. "After consultations with my team will be able to give more details," he said.

However, no current minister will find a job in the new government, Ivanishvili specified.

One of the Georgian Dream leaders Irakly Alasania hopes that there will be working relations with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

"The responsibility for a possible political crisis will lie on the Georgian president. We want to have working relations, and as we learnt they have the same desire," Alasania said.

Earlier Ivanishvili advised Saakashvili to resign.

It was reported earlier that Saakashvili, who according to the Georgian Constitution has the right to present the new government, said that he is ready to accept the candidates proposed by Ivanishvili and forward them for approval to the parliament.

The Georgian Central Election Commission has so far counted 98% of votes. The Georgian Dream gets 55% of votes. The ruling party led by Saakashvili won the support of 40% of voters.

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus


© 1995–2016 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.