Ivanishvili has no experience of government, presides over a
six-party coalition which he says could splinter in parliament,
and faces months of uneasy cohabitation with President Mikheil
Saakashvili, a political rival.
Business chiefs are therefore eager to know how he plans to
fulfil promises to relax government control of business, create
jobs, raise pensions and welfare benefits, offer free healthcare
and education, and improve ties with Russia.
“All businessmen have mixed feelings,” said Fadi Asli, head
of the International Chamber of Commerce in Georgia.