Georgian Parliament Approves Reshuffled Cabinet

The Parliament of Georgia has supported the reshuffled cabinet of ministers with 101 votes in favor to 12 against. 

This is the second time the government confirmed the governmental composition in one month, as the former Prime Minister resigned on July 13 and after the new government was approved, the current PM, Mamuka Bakhtadze, launched structural changes which required a second vote for the ministers.

The final composition of the government is as follows:

  • Defense Minister – Levan Izoria;
  • Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports – Mikheil Batiashvili;
  • Minister of Economy – Giorgi Kobulia;
  • Minister of Finance – Ivane Machavariani;
  • Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture – Levan Davitashvili;
  • Foreign Affairs Minister– Davit Zalkaliani;
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs – Giorgi Gakharia;
  • Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Protection – Davit Sergeenko;
  • Minister of Justice and Corrections – Thea Tsulukiani;
  • Regional Development and Infrastructure Minister– Maia Tskitishvili;
  • State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality – Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.

The parliamentary opposition parties did not vote for the new cabinet.

Ruling Georgian Dream (GD) has 116 MPs out of total 150 seats in the legislative body.

By Thea Morrison


16 July 2018 10:15