Georgian Parliament will approve the new Cabinet on Monday.
The issue of declaring confidence for the Cabinet of Ministers and the government program presented by Prime Minister candidate Irakli Garibashvili will be discussed at today’s plenary session, which requires at least 76 votes.
Opposition parties refused to meet with the new Cabinet in the faction format, however, they said will participate in the parliamentary session.
The following changes are being made in the Cabinet of Ministers: – Irakli Garibashvili will head the government, Juansher Burchuladze, the Deputy Minister of Defense, has been nominated for the position of Minister of Defense, while Maia Tskitishvili will be replaced by her first deputy Irakli Karseladze as the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure.
The other Cabinet members have kept their posts:
Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports – Mikheil Chkhenkeli;
Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture – Levan Davitashvili;
Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development – Natela Turnava;
Minister of Defense – Juansher Burchuladze;
Minister of Justice – Gocha Lortkipanidze;
Minister of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs – Ekaterine Tikaradze;
Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure – Irakli Karseladze;
Minister of Foreign Affairs – David Zalkaliani;
Minister of Finance – Ivane Machavariani;
Minister of Internal Affairs – Vakhtang Gomelauri;
State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality – Tea Akhvlediani.
By Ana Dumbadze