TBILISI, DFWatch — The government of President Mikheil Saakashvili has picked the Parliament Speaker, Tbilisi Mayor, Secretary of the Security Council and a member of parliament to represent it in negotiations with the Georgian Dream coalition.
Soon after Election Day, when it started getting obvious that Georgian Dream coalition was winning, coalition leader Bidzina Ivanisvili told journalists that he was picking a handful of people to be in charge of relations with the current government, which springs out of Saakashvili’s National Movement party.
The coalition will be represented by three persons: Irakli Alasania, who is the one closest to Ivanishivli and was Ambassador to the UN until the Russia-Georgian war in 2008 and later joined the opposition; Davit Usupashvili, also close to the coalition leader and a majoritarian candidate for parliament from Tbilisi’s Saburtalo district and Irakli Gharibashvili, who represents the Georgian Dream Party.
Secretary of the Security Council Giga Bokeria said Thursday that everything will be done to make the process peaceful and free of interruptions, and that the outgoing government is ready for dialogue. It will be represented by Parliament Speaker Davit Bakradze, Mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava, Member of Parliament Pavle Kublashvili, as well as Giga Bokeria.
Bokeria expressed hope that the dialogue will start soon and end well.