Georgian Dream names Giorgi Gakharia as candidate for post of Prime Minister

The ruling Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia Party named Giorgi Gakharia, Minister of Internal Affairs as the candidate for the post of Prime Minister.

Bidzina Ivanishvili, Chairman of Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia Party made the statement after the sitting of the political council and parliamentary majority held at the party’s central office.

Giorgi Gakharia has held the posts of Minister of Internal Affairs and Vice Prime Minister since November 13, 2017. He also serves as Secretary of the National Security Council.

In 2016-2017, Gakharia was the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development. He also held the post of Business Ombudsman in the past.

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze quit the post on September 2. Bakhtadze said that he had completed his mission at this stage.

The renewed cabinet of ministers will require the expression of confidence on part of the Georgian Parliament.

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