Parliament approved the renewed composition of the government. With 89 votes in favor and 2 against, the Parliament of Georgia expressed confidence in PM Garibashvili’s Cabinet of Ministers.
The government was formed as follows:
Prime Minister – Irakli Garibashvili;
Minister of Defense – Juansher Burchuladze;
Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure – Irakli Karseladze;
Minister of Internal Affairs – Vakhtang Gomelauri;
Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports – Mikheil Chkhenkeli;
Minister of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs – Ekaterine Tikaradze;
State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality – Tea Akhvlediani;
Minister of Finance – Ivane Machavariani;
Minister of Foreign Affairs – David Zalkaliani;
Minister of Justice – Gocha Lortkipanidze;
Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture – Levan Davitashvili;
Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development – Natia Turnava.
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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