TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian parliament Saturday passed a vote of confidence in a new cabinet government formed after Georgian Dream won a landslide in the October 8 election.
110 MPs voted for and 19 against a cabinet, which had only three personnel changescompared to the previous government, when GD shared cabinet positions with a coalition by the same name.
There were also six abstentions among the 123 who were registered as present during the vote, out of a 150 seat assembly.
Parliament also voted in favor of the government’s program for the next four years, titled ‘Freedom, Rapid Development and Welfare’.
In the days leading up to the vote of confidence, candidates for ministerial positions have been through committee hearings and debates in parliament.
Here are the new cabinet members:
|Giorgi Gvakharia||Minister of Economy|
|Zurab Alavidze||Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development|
|Viktor Dolidze||Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration|
|Mikheil Janelidze||Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Davit Sergeenko||Minister of Labour , Health and Social Affairs|
|Sozar Subari||Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees|
|Alexandre Jejeleva||Minister of Education and Science|
|Levan Davitashvili||Minister of Agriculture|
|Mikheil Giorgadze||Minister of Culture and Monument Protection|
|Tariel Khechikashvili||Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs|
|Levan Izoria||Minister of Defense|
|Thea Tsulukiani||Minister of Justice|
|Giorgi Mghebrishvili||Minister of Internal Affairs|
|Kakha Kakhishvili||Minister of Corrections|
|Gigla Agulashvili||Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection|
|Ketevan Tsikhelashvili||Minister of Civic Equality and Reconciliation|
The new cabinet will not have a minister for diaspora issues, after that ministry was merged with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.