Kvirikashvili will name new Cabinet of Ministers this afternoon

Giorgi Kvirikashvili said today: "We should establish a very high standard of actions by public servants." Photo by the PM's Press Office
Agenda.ge, 22 Nov 2016 - 11:48, Tbilisi,Georgia

Acting Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili will hold a briefing today to name his nominees for the country's new Cabinet of Ministers.

Kvirikashvili will make his statement at 2pm this afternoon.

Once Kvirikashvili names his new Cabinet, Parliament of Georgia must vote to approve his chosen candidates.

Kvirikashvili, nominated as Prime Minister by the President, and the minister nominees will need the support of at least 76 lawmakers in the 150-seat legislative body to be officially confirmed.

Earlier Kvirikashvili said he did not plan any major ministerial changes, adding law enforcement ministers would retain their posts.

In the new Cabinet there will be no seat for the Minister of Diaspora Issues, as the Ministry will merge with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This means there will be 18 ministers instead of 19 in the future Cabinet of Georgia's Government.