Who are the people nominated as the new Cabinet of Ministers in the Government of Georgia?
A short time ago Georgia’s Acting Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili presented his nominees for Cabinet of Ministers of Georgia.
There are three new names in Cabinet, while one Minister has switched from one ministry to another.
- Dimitry Kumsishvili who was formerly the country's Minister of Economy, has been named as the country's new Minister of Finance Minister, replacing Nodar Khaduri.
The three new names are:
- Giorgi Gakharia, as the Minister of Economy. He is a current Business Ombudsman and would replace Kumsishvili in the role;
- Zurab Alavidze as new Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, replacing Nodar Javakhishvili; and
- Viktor Dolidze, a former member of Free Democrats opposition party, as new State Minister of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, replacing David Bakradze who was appointed as Georgia’s Ambassador to the United States.
Georgia’s Parliament must now vote for the new Cabinet of Ministers. Kvirikashvili and the new ministers will need the support of at least 76 lawmakers in the 150-seat legislative body to be officially confirmed.
See profiles of the new minister nominees here.
The proposed new Cabinet of Georgia, led by Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, will consist of 18 Ministers:
- Dimitry Kumsishvili - First Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Finance
- Kakha Kaladze – Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Energy
- Giorgi Gakharia – Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development
- Mikheil Janelidze - Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Levan Izoria - Minister of Defence
- Thea Tsulukiani - Minister of Justice
- Giorgi Mghebrishvili - Minister of Internal Affairs
- Kakha Kakhishvili - Minister of Corrections
- David Sergeenko - Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs
- Aleksandre Jejelava - Minister of Education and Science
- Levan Davitashvili - Minister of Agriculture
- Sozar Subari - Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees
- Zurab Alavidze - Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure
- Mikheil Giorgadze - Minister of Culture and Monument Protection
- Tariel Khechikashvili - Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs
- Gigla Agulashvili - Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection
- Viktor Dolidze - State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
- Ketevan Tsikhelashvili - State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality