Georgian Dream coalition leader introduces new government ministers
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 16 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
The leader of the Georgian Dream coalition which won the parliamentary elections Ivanishvili, has introduced new candidates for ministerial posts in the new Georgian government at the headquarters of the coalition in Tbilisi today. Ivanishvili will take the post of prime minister.
David Narmania will be appointed as Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Management, Kakha Kaladze - Energy Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, who had been nominated for the post of Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Management, Giorgi Kvirikashvili - Minister of Economy, David Sergienko - Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs , Khatuna Gogoladze - Minister of Environment, Giorgi Margvelashvili - Minister of Education and Science, Nodar Khaduri - Minister of Finance and David Darakhvelidze - Minister for Refugees and Accommodation.
Earlier Ivanishvili introduced Irakli Alasania as a candidate for the post of Defence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili as Interior Minister, Tea Tsulukiani as Justice Minister, Maia Panjikidze as Foreign Minister, Paata Zakareishvili as Minister for Reintegration, Levan Kipiani as Minister of Youth and Sports, Sozar Subari as Minister of Corrections, Nodar Javakhishvili as chairman of the National Bank, Archil Kbilashvili as chief prosecutor, Guram Odisharia as Culture Minister, David Kiravalidze as Agriculture Minister, Kote Surguladze as State Minister for Diaspora and Alexi Petriashvili as State Minister for European Integration.
Ivanishvili said that after the government has been approved, structural changes will be made.
Ivanishvili has been working on the consultations on the formation of the new Cabinet of Ministers since October 4.
The candidates for the ministerial posts together with the incumbent government and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili become acquainted with the work of the future ministries.
The new staff at the Cabinet of Ministers will be approved after parliament begins work on October 21.
Parliamentary elections with the participation of 14 parties and two political blocks took place in Georgia on October 1. The elections were held by a mixed list majority system.
According to the CEC's complete preliminary data, the Georgian Dream coalition got 85 deputy mandates, while United National Movement got 65.