February 23rd – Tbilisi News: On February 22nd local time, the Parliament of Georgia passed a vote of confidence in the new Prime Minister Gari Bashvili and his cabinet.
According to the Constitution of Georgia, the new Prime Minister and the new cabinet must be supported by more than half of the 150 votes of the parliament through a vote of confidence in Parliament.
On the 22nd, the Parliament of Georgia voted 89 in favor and 2 against, passing a vote of confidence by the new Prime Minister.
According to the official website of the Georgian Presidential Palace, President Salome Zulabishvili has signed a decree appointing Gari Bashvili as the country’s prime minister.
Russo News Agency reported on the 23rd that the cabinet of the new government is composed of 11 members, and the other ministers remain unchanged except for the new Minister of Defense, Burchuraze and the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Kasaraze.
According to the report, former Georgian Prime Minister Gaharia announced his resignation on the 18th due to disagreements with the ruling team over whether to arrest an opposition leader.
On the same day, Georgia’s ruling party “Georgia Dream-Democratic Georgia” announced the nomination of Defense Minister Gary Bashvili as the new Prime Minister to replace Prime Minister Gahariya.
Gary Bashvili, 38 years old, was the Prime Minister of Georgia from November 2013 to December 2015, and was appointed Minister of Defense in September 2019.