President appoints Giorgi Kvirikashvili as Prime Minister of Georgia

Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili. Photo by the PM's press office., 27 Nov 2016 - 13:38, Tbilisi,Georgia

President Giorgi Margvelashvili has issued a decree appointing Giorgi Kvirikashvili as Prime Minister of Georgia.

The decree was issued early this morning and read: "Under Paragraph 8 of Article 80 of the Georgian Constitution Giorgi Kvirikashvili will be appointed as the Prime Minister of Georgia.”

This came after Parliament of Georgia gave a vote of confidence to the country’s new Government last night.

One hundred and ten Members of Parliament voted in favour of Kvirikashvili and his Cabinet while 19 voted against.

The next step is that Prime Minister Kvirikashvili should issue a decree appointing his ministerial nominees as Ministers. This must happen within the next two days.