From left to right: Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili, his wife Nunuka Tamazashvili and former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Photo published on Facebook.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili was Sunday elected as new leader of the Georgian Dream Democratic Georgia Party.

Gharibashvili took over as leader after Bidzina Ivanishvili, who founded Georgian Dream two years ago.

Delegates also voted for making Gharibashvili chair of Georgian Dream’s political council.

According to the party’s new rules, the number of members of the political council is reduced from 21 to 12. The council consists of the energy minister, finance minister, the secretary of the Security Council, and several members of parliament from Georgian Dream.

Energy Minister Kakhi Kaladze was elected Secretary General of the party.