"We did not touch on this issue, as there was enough work that had to be solved... Now that almost all the issues are resolved, we can concentrate on the planned presidential elections. I have one candidate in mind, but we will call it, probably in May," said Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili during a meeting with the Georgian media editors.
Earlier the Prime Minister said he would like to see Vakhtang Khmaladze, member of the Georgian Dream, as president.
The next presidential elections in Georgia are scheduled for October. Ivanishvili himself said last December he would not run for president. According to him, he will have the position where he will be necessary to his people.
In accordance with amendments to the constitution of Georgia, after the inauguration of the president to be elected in 2013, the power in the country will in fact go to the parliament and the government. The latter will become the supreme executive authority. The President will formally nominate candidates for the post of prime minister, but only those proposed by the parliament. The president will not be able to initiate legislation, convene special parliamentary sessions, suspend or revoke legal acts of the government and so on.