Minister of Economy to be Appointed Vice PM

Georgia’s candidate PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili said the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitri Kumsishvili will occupy the Vice PM’s post. 

Kvirikashvili said the second Vice PM, Minister of Energy, Kakha Kaladze will remain in the position of Vice PM as well. 

"Once the Parliament approves the new government, Dimitri Kumsishvili will be Vice PM," Kvirikashvili said, adding that Kakha Kaladze will continue his position of Vice PM. 

Ex-PM Irakli Garibashvili resigned Wednesday night. The entire cabinet is suspended awaiting the installment of a new PM. The parliamentary majority of Georgian Dream has endorsed the candidacy of Georgia’s acting Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili for the Prime Minister’s post.

After the parliamentary session, the nominee declared that he does not rule out reshuffling cabinet, however, he does not foresee any dramatic shifts.

The remaining procedure for forming a new government is up to the legislative body, the parliament, which is expected to approve the new cabinet. 

28 December 2015 13:39