Georgian president signs decree to appoint prime minister
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has signed a decree appointing acting Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili as the head of government, Sputnik reported.
Kvirikashvili has been in charge of the Georgian government since December 2015. On Saturday, Kvirikashvili and his cabinet received the vote of confidence in parliament.
"According to the eighth paragraph of the Article 80 of the Constitution of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili has been appointed as prime minister of Georgia," the presidential decree read.
Under the Georgian law, after parliament issues a vote of confidence to the new government, a parliament speaker shall sign the respective act and sent it to the president, who must finally approve the prime minister. According to the constitution, the president has two days for the approval. After that, the approved head of government should appoint his ministers within two days.