TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian parliament approved the composition of the new parliament on Friday, and the government now has a caretaker role until lawmakers has approved a new government.

MPs voted to recognize the authority of the ninth parliamentary assembly. In accordance with the law, the authority of the government was halted by President Giorgi Margvelashvili in a decree which gives cabinet members a caretaker role until a new prime minister has been approved by parliament.

According to local media reports, parliament will begin selecting staff for the new government from next week. The ruling party will name its candidate for prime minister, who will have to suggest candidates for ministers. The parliament will then vote to declare trust in the new government.