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GD Expected to Name Presidential Candidate Next Week
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 7 May.'13 / 20:01

Georgian Dream (GD) coalition is expected to discuss who will be its presidential candidate for October 2013 elections this weekend and to announce the candidate “probably” on May 13, PM Ivanishvili said on Tuesday.

He said that the leadership of GD coalition would meet on Saturday and then on Sunday there would be a meeting with lawmakers from the GD parliamentary majority to discuss the issue.

“I have my favorite candidate,” Ivanishvili said, but declined to specify and added that it “does not mean that my favorite candidate should necessarily” be selected by the GD coalition.

He also said that GD’s candidate, whoever it might be, would definitely defeat UNM’s yet to be selected presidential candidate.

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