Candidate for Georgian minister refuses post
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 16 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Candidate for Georgian Labour, Health and Social Affairs Minister Amiran Gamkrelidze has refused the post in the new government. He said he is forced to take the decision on moral grounds.
"My son is the head of a large insurance company," he said. "According to the law, there is no conflict of interest in this case, but for moral reasons, I decided to abandon the proposed post."
He stressed that he made this decision as he does not want to put his son and the leader of Georgian Dream coalition Bidzina Ivanishvili in an awkward position.
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.
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.
Ivanishvili will take the post of prime minister.