government reshuffle April – May 2015

Georgian government wins confidence vote in parliament

By | May 9th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

Primie Minister Irakli Garibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–After a week of political speculation, the ruling coalition declared confidence in the new government and its plan. The vote took place late at night on Friday, after MPs had been asking questions to cabinet members the whole day. There was some […]

Georgian government will face vote of confidence on Friday

By | May 7th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian parliament will hold a vote of confidence about the new government May 8 at 13:00, by request of the speaker of parliament, who asked the president to schedule a special session at that time. The government has been pretending […]

Parliament anxiously awaiting the president’s list for new government

By | May 6th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

Davit Usupashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Friday is the last day for the president to present parliament with his candidates for a new government. Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili Tuesday evening warned President Giorgi Margvelashvili about the terms of the procedure by saying […]

New ministers begin working before approval in parliament

By | May 4th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

Tina Khidasheli began work as defense minister Monday, without approval from parliament. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Three new ministers Monday started working, even though they haven’t been approved by parliament yet. Constitutional experts say it is unlikely that they have a right to function as ministers. The three new appointees arrived at their respective […]

Georgian PM appoints more western-oriented new ministers

By | May 1st, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

PM Irakli Garibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili named three new ministers on Friday, two of whom are members of the Republican Party, which is regarded as a more western-oriented coalition member. The nominations are made against the backdrop […]

Georgian PM: Resignations are part of ‘healthy political process’

By | April 29th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

Irakli Garibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian PM Irakli Garibashvili says the resignations of two ministers, triggering a new vote of confidence, is a ‘healthy political process.’ There will be no more replacements, he added. A third of the ministers have now been changed since […]

Sports minister resigns, new confidence vote imminent

By | April 29th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Levan Kipiani (Official photo) TBILISI, DFWatch–Seventh minister of Irakli Garibashvili government left on Wednesday that means the PM have to seek approval of the entire cabinet from the parliament. Levan Kipiani, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, announced his resignation at a press […]

Another minister resigns in Georgia

By | April 29th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Elguja Khokrishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The environment minister resigned in Georgia on Tuesday. Elguja Khokrishvili explained that he needs to spend time with his family, which is living abroad. Khokrishvili is the second minister to resign this month, after the minister of regional development […]