Saakashvili in transition talks
TBILISI – The opposition coalition that won Georgia’s parliamentary election started talks with members of president Mikheil Saakashvili’s party yesterday to ensure a smooth transition of power in the former Soviet republic.
Bidzina Ivanishvili, the billionaire head of Georgian Dream, the coalition that won the October 1st election, said he expected to nominate his cabinet on Monday.
A member of Saakashvilis United National Movement reiterated the president’s promise to co-operate in forming a government, suggesting the transfer of power will be peaceful. – (Reuters)