Archil Talakvadze has been elected chair of the Georgian parliament with 86 votes earlier today, during the first session of the 10th parliament of Georgia.
Only ruling party MPs attended the session because of the refusal of eight opposition parties and blocs to participate in it.
The opposition parties say that the elections were fabricated and are demanding repeat elections.
Giorgi Volksi was voted first-vice speaker of parliament.
Other vice speakers from the ruling party are Kakhaber Kuchava and David Sergeenko (two seats for vice speakers, for opposition MPs, remain vacant as well as all seats of deputy heads of parliamentary committees).
Opposition parties continue to demand repeat elections. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.
Irakli Kobakhidze will be the head of the parliamentary majority, while Mamuka Mdinaradze will chair the Georgian Dream faction (which will include all 90 MPs of the ruling party).