TBILISI, DFWatch — Negotiators for the government and Georgian Dream Monday held another round of consultations regarding the ongoing process to transfer power.
Participants said afterwards that Monday evening consultations will start between current ministers and Georgian Dream candidates for becoming government members, who Bidzina Ivanishvili, coalition leader named October 8.
Georgian Dream representatives on Monday started visiting government bodies to study the situation there until government power will be handed over to the election winners.
“We mainly spoke about the issue about transferring the government. We agreed that in the evening, consultations will be held between ministers and our candidates. The working process also starts today,” said Davit Usupashivli, a candidate to become parliament speaker.
Representatives of the coalition will not interrupt the decision-making process while they visit government bodies. They will study the situation, and be introduced with the staff. This will last two weeks.
Usupashvili said the parties agreed that government bodies will not make important decisions without agreeing with the Georgian Dream coalition.
Giga Bokeria, Secretary of Georgia’s National Security Council, who represented the government in the talks, said that today ministers and candidates will meet so that future ministers will have information about current processes in the country so they are well-informed when they work.
He said the current government will continue until parliament approves the new cabinet.
“There won’t be any kind of mixed authority, no mixed responsibility and no mixed leadership can exist. This is the civilized form of relation between the current and future government,” Bokeria said.
There are talks that there will be a meeting between President Mikheil Saakashvili and coalition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, but no details are known about this meeting. Today, Ivanshvili said while presenting his new government that he might even meet with the president tomorrow, while Davit Usupashvili said after the consultations that no decision is made yet about the meeting, but it is not excluded that there will really be a meeting.
It had not been discussed at today’s consultations, he said.