TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s prime minister Irakli Gharibashvili says he will name the new chief prosecutor in a few days.

The former chief prosecutor Otar Partskhaladze resigned December 30 after the National Movement claimed an alleged robbery sentence from Germany in 2001 prevented him from holding public office in Georgia.

Partskhaladze denied that he had been convicted of robbery in Germany, but said the sentence was for arguing with a policeman. He still chose to resign due to the questions that had been raised about his past.

Defense Minister Irakli Alasania said Friday that there will be consultations in the Georgian Dream coalition about the prime minister’s candidate before a final decision is made.

It is the prime minister who appoints a chief prosecutor, who is then officially presented by the minister of justice.