Cohabitation between the government and the President in Georgia is moving closer towards October, when Saakashvili’s presidential term expires, but it is currently in “a tense period”, U.S. ambassador, Richard Norland, said on February 26.
“The U.S. urged both sides to continue efforts to reach a solution. The Ambassador had the privilege of meeting with President Saakashvili and Prime Minister Ivanishvili, and he believed they were working to find a solution,” the U.S. embassy in Tbilisi said.
The Ambassador “said the President had assured him that he had no intention of dissolving the Government or taking any unusual constitutional moves, and the Ambassador said he accepted this. There was a need now to balance the desire for justice with need to avoid vengeance and retribution.”