TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s new president will sworn in on November 17. The location of the inauguration and other details are unknown.
After the swearing-in ceremony, the new president will be empowered to use his authority granted by the Constitution, and the current president Mikheil Saakashvili will no longer be in power.
The Constitution defines how the inauguration is to be conducted, but it is also regulated by a presidential decree about protocol.
According to the Constitution, the inauguration must be held on the third Sunday after Election Day.
Members of the ruling Georgian Dream coalition discussed the inauguration at a political council session two days before the election. Zakaria Kutsnashvili, Member of Parliament from the coalition, told journalists that the inauguration won’t be pompous.
An organizing commission will be created to discuss and prepare the details.