TBILISI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Georgian Dream coalition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili on Monday released a list of 13 candidates for the country's new cabinet.
The announcement came a week after the six-party coalition defeated President Mikheil Saakashvili's once dominant ruling party in Georgia's latest round of parliamentary elections.
A billionaire-turned politician, Ivanishvili is expected to become prime minister, while his new government is to be formed later this month.
The incoming head of government told a press conference in downtown Tbilisi that Irakli Alasania, leader of the Our Georgia-Free Democrats party, has been nominated as vice prime minister and defense minister in the new government.
"It will truly be a people's government... corruption will not be tolerated in this government," he said.
Ivanishvili's close ally Irakli Garibashvili will become interior minister and the foreign affairs portfolio will go to Maia Panjikidze, a former ambassador to the Netherlands.
Kakha Kaladze, a former football player with the Italian soccer club AC Milan, has been chosen to head the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure.
As leader of the coalition, Ivanishvili named Republican Party leader Davit Usupashvili as speaker of the country's next parliament, which should convene within 20 days after the election.
Under Georgia's constitution, Ivanishvili's premiership has to be nominated by Saakashvili, who is to remain president for another year.
The list of new cabinet ministers is also required to be submitted by the president to the new parliament for approval.
On Friday, representatives of the coalition and the defeated United National Movement sat down together and began their discussion over the transition of power.
The Georgian Dream would hold 83 seats in the 150-seat parliament with Saakashvili's United National Movement taking 67, according to preliminary election results.