Parliament of Georgia approves new Government

Agenda.ge, 26 Nov 2016 - 23:09, Tbilisi,Georgia

Parliament of Georgia has approved a renewed Cabinet after the country's legislative body spent a full day debating the proposed changes.

One hundred and ten Members of Parliament (MPs) voted in favour of the new Government while 19 MPs voted against the proposed Cabinet. 

Lawmakers in opposition party Patriots of Alliance did not support the new Cabinet of Ministers and left the session in protest after party leader Irma Inashvili finished her speech.

According to Georgian legislation, the proposed Cabinet needed to be supported by at least 76 lawmakers in the 150-seat legislative body.

The proposed Government (Prime Minister and Government) received 110 votes from lawmakers, which was enough to be approved. 

Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze said a relevant decree about the vote of confidence would be sent to President Giorgi Margvelashvili later this evening.

Georgia's President will then have two days to appoint Giorgi Kvirikashvili as the country's Prime Minister, after which Kvirikashvili will have two days to appoint his Ministers.

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