The Georgian Parliament has expressed a vote of confidence to Irakli Garibashvili as Prime Minister and the new Government. New PM and Cabinet was approved with 89 votes pro and two con.
Gharibashvili’s Cabinet has two new ministers Juansher Burchuladze as Defense and Irakli Karseladze as the Regional Development. The other Cabinet members held their posts.
The new composition of the Government looks as follows:
Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure – Irakli Karseladze;
Minister of Justice – Gocha Lortkipanidze;
Minister of Internal Affairs – Vakhtang Gomelauri;
Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development – Natia Turnava;
Minister of Foreign Affairs – David Zalkaliani;
Minister of Finance – Ivane Machavariani;
Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports – Mikheil Chkhenkeli;
Minister of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs – Ekaterine Tikaradze;
Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture – Levan Davitashvili;
Minister of Defense – Juansher Burchuladze;
State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality – Tea Akhvlediani.
The confidence vote for the new Prime Minister and Cabinet needed 76 votes pro.
The political council of the ruling Georgian Dream party nominated Defense Minister Irakli Gharibashvili for the post of Prime Minister on February 18 following the resignation of PM Giorgi Gakharia. Irakli Gharibashvili presented a new Cabinet on February 19.