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Georgians ponder future after elections

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Georgians ponder future after elections


The frantic build up to what could prove to be historic elections has gone and on the streets of Tibilisi people are focusing on the future, analysing how a new government will affect them.

Next year under reforms more power will be handed to parliament and the new prime minister.

“It is good that we managed to change something by elections and not by rallies and revolutions like nine years ago after that we reaped what we sowed. I believe things will develop in a different way now,” said one voter while another added, “I do not expect my life will change radically. I will be sitting and working here as I always have done. But I hope my children and a new generation will have a better life in Georgia.”

The six party Georgian Dream coalition which is set to take power could break into factions within parliament but the leader says everyone has a common vision on the main issues.

Our correspondent, Sergio Cantone in Tibilisi says: “The coalition’s victory, led by Bidzina Ivanishvili has shaken the power base of the President Mikhail Saakashvili. Now they will have to work together for the next year and in that time they will confront each other.”

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