Garibashvili confirmed as new Georgian Prime Minister

20 Nov 2013 - 00:00

  • Irakli Garibashvili, the Prime Minister of Georgia, 20 Nov 2013 - 00:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

Irakli Garibashvili, the successor of Bidzina Ivanishvili, who became Georgias prime minister on Wednesday, says that the policy of the government is built upon the explicit interests of the Georgian citizens.

The 31-year-old and his cabinet were confirmed by parliament with 93 votes for to 19 against.The government is now controlled by his favored Georgian Dream coalition. Last year, parliament confirmed Bidzina Ivanishvili with 88 votes for to 54 against.

This is a list of the new ministers:

Interior Minister Aleksandre Chikaidze

Minister of Foreign Affairs Maia Panjikidze

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development and Vice Premier Giorgi Kvirikashvili;

Minister of Finance Nodar Khaduri

Energy Minister and Vice Premier Kakha Kaladze

Minister for Labor, Healthcare and Social Affairs Davit Sergeenko

Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Davit Narmania;

Minister of Justice Tea Tsulukiani

Education Minister Tamar Sanikidze

Minister in charge of penitentiary system Sozar Subari

Minister in charge of IDPs issues Davit Darakhvelidze

Minister of Environmental Protection Khatuna Gogoladze;

Minister of Defense Irakli Alasania

Minister of Agriculture Shalva Pipia

Minister of Culture and Monument Protection Guram Odisharia

Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Levan Kipiani

State Minister for Reintegration Paata Zakareishvili

State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Alexi Petriashvili

State Minister on the Diaspora Issues Konstantine Surguladze

Before the 93-19 confirmation vote, Garibashvili assured the country that he will do everything in his power to justify this trust and serve his country selflessly.

Late in June this year, Bidzina Ivanishvili announced the decision about quitting his post and going into third sector after the presidential elections in October 2013.

Georgian Dream has 85 seats in parliament, while the United National Movement has 65.