TBILISI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Representatives of the Georgian Dream coalition and the United National Movement had their second round of talks on power transition on Monday.
The six-party coalition defeated President Mikheil Saakashvili's once dominant ruling party in Georgia's latest round of parliamentary elections last week.
The consultation meeting came after Bidzina Ivanishvili, leader of the coalition, released a list of 13 candidates for cabinet ministers at a press conference in downtown Tbilisi.
The list covered nominations for such key posts as vice prime minister, defense minister and foreign minister.
Davit Usupashvili, a coalition representative, told the press that starting from late Monday the nominees for cabinet ministers would begin to visit all state institutions without interfering with ongoing decision-making process.
Usupashvili has just been named to assume the speakership of the country's next parliament, which should convene within 20 days after the election.
"We agreed that consultations will be launched between the incumbent ministers and the Georgian Dream's candidates for ministers this evening. They will be there to observe the situation and get acquainted with employees for two weeks," he said.
The two sides have also agreed not to make any major change in the government's administrative structure without the coalition signaling a green light.
President Saakashvili was reported to have arrived at the Georgian State Chancellory where the consultation was still in process.
But there is no confirmation so far on whether Saakashvili would take part in the consultation himself.