The Georgian parliament approved a new government headed by Irakli Garibashvili. TASS reports.
“89 are for, two are against. The parliament expressed confidence in the Georgian government, ”said Speaker Archil Talakvadze, commenting on the results of the vote.
It is noted that the new government also includes two new ministers – Defense Juansher Burchuladze and Regional Development Irakli Karseladze.
Earlier, the ruling party of Georgia named the reason for the resignation of Giorgi Gakharia from the post of prime minister. Thus, according to Irakli Kobakhidze, chairman of the Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia party, Gakharia’s position on the arrest of the leader of the United National Movement opposition party Nika Melia differed from the opinion of “other team members.”
On February 17, a court in Tbilisi arrested the leader of an opposition party in absentia in connection with the June 2019 riots and assault on parliament. Opposition supporters gathered near the UNM office, who announced that they would not let the politician be detained.
The next day, Gakharia resigned, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs postponed Melia’s detention. The opposition demanded early parliamentary elections.
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