UNM: Garibashvili’s Resignation Fairy Tale

The United National Movement, Georgia's main opposition, said the Prime Minister's resignation is fiction and “the informal governance will not be over.”

The UNM says that the government is unofficially run by Bidzina Ivanishvili, a former PM, who claims he left the office and has no official link with the government.

Prior to the PM’s resignation, UNM hosted a special press conference, citing that Garibashvili was “to be removed from the post” as a sole formality. 

UNM’s Leader Giga Bokeria said Garibashvili was responsible for the plummeted economy and steady descent of the country’s overall development.

Parliamentary majority assesses the decision as a normal occasion, saying the PM made the decision independently, contributing to establishing a political culture in the country.

Parliamentary Speaker Davit Usupashvili said Georgia does not need officials to occupy their offices endlessly.

Former Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced his resignation late last night, but said he remains a devoted soldier of his country.

Garibashvili stated he always dreamed of strong and united Georgia, with economically powerful people. “Therefore, today I am leaving the post but remain a devoted soldier of my homeland.” he said.

Subsequently, the President of Georgia has ordered the same governmental team to remain at their current posts until a new government is formed. 

Reportedly, the Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Health Minister Davit Sergeenko, Minister of Economy Dimitri Kumsishvili are considered possible candidates for the PM post.

24 December 2015 14:05