Members of nominee prime minister Irakli Garibashvili’s Cabinet of Ministers have been nominated. Only the heads of two state agencies have been replaced in the renewed Cabinet of Ministers: the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, and the Ministry of Defense.
Based on Garibashvili’s decision, the current Deputy Minister of Defense, Juansher Burchuladze, will take over the position of the Minister of Defense, and the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Maia Tskitishvili, will be replaced by her First Deputy, Irakli Karseladze.
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.
The renewed composition of the Cabinet of Ministers has already been submitted to the Parliament of Georgia.
The issue of declaring confidence to the Cabinet of Ministers and the government program nominated by Garibashvili will be discussed at the plenary session on February 22.
For the record, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia resigned on Thursday morning, explaining that he considers it unjust to arrest UNM Chairman Nika Melia in conditions when there is a danger of political escalation. Following his resignation, the Georgian Dream has nominated Defense Minister Irakli Garibashvili as a candidate for Prime Minister.
By Ana Dumbadze
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