The issue of declaring confidence for the Cabinet of Ministers and the government program presented by the Prime Minister candidate Irakli Gharibashvili will be discussed at today's plenary session.
Gharibashvili's cabinet is supported by parliamentary committees by a majority vote.
On February 22, the PM candidate and cabinet will meet with political groups - the parliamentary majority and the opposition. Parliament, in the format of a plenary session, will make a decision on the declaration of confidence, which requires at least 76 votes.
The following changes are being made in the Cabinet of Ministers: - Irakli Gharibashvili will head the government. Juansher Burchuladze, the Deputy Minister of Defense, has been nominated for the position of the Minister of Defense. Maia Tskitishvili will be replaced by her first deputy Irakli Karseladze as the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure.
All other ministers remain in office and the cabinet is nominated as follows:
Minister of Internal Affairs - Vakhtang Gomelauri; Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports - Mikheil Chkhenkeli; Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs - Eka Tikaradze; State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality - Tea Akhvlediani; Minister of Finance - Vano Machavariani; Minister of Foreign Affairs - Davit Zalkaliani; Minister of Justice - Gocha Lortkipanidze; Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture - Levan Davitashvili; Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development - Natia Turnava.