First parliamentary session officially opened by President
21 October, 2012
First parliamentary session officially opened by President

The first parliamentary session has been officially opened in Kutaisi by President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Members of the National Movement stood up to greet the president. Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia ll is attending the session.
Bidzina Ivanishvili is attending the first sitting of the new parliament with the status of honorable guest.
The chairman of the parliament and vice speakers will be elected at the session.
The Georgian Dream coalition has 85 MPs, National Movement – 65 MPs in the new

parliament.

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