Georgia, Tbilisi, July 2 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian parliament will vote on the new government today.
The president proposed a number of changes to the Cabinet of Ministers. Vera Kobalia would replace Zurab Pololikashvili as economy and sustainable development minister, Ramaz Nikolaishvili would replace David Tkeshelashvili as regional administration and infrastructure minister, and Lado Vardzelashvili would head the new Sports and Youth Ministry.
The majority of MPs must approve the changes. Parliament has the right to show no-confidence in the proposed government and to suggest the disqualification of any or all candidates.
If the president agrees to disqualify a candidate, then the individual cannot be appointed to a new post. If the government receives a vote of no-confidence, then the president must propose new candidates in the course of one week.
If the government receives a vote of no-confidence three times in a row, then the president has five days to submit a new nominee for prime minister. Without parliament's consent, he may appoint the prime minister, who in turn may appoint the members of the government with the president's consent within five days. In such an event, the president must dissolve parliament and call snap elections.