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Cabinet reshuffle doesn’t demand confidence vote2008-12-09 11:32
The continuing reshuffle of Georgian government doesn't demand parliamentary confirmation, informs Regnum, alluding to the press service of Georgian President.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the acting legislation, the confidence vote is needed when one third of the Cabinet of seventeen Ministers and State Ministers is replaced. In recent days Grigol Mgaloblishvili, the PM, replaced five Ministers: of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Economy, Culture and Sport, Education and Science.
Let us remind that this morning the candidates for the Ministers of Defense, Economy,Culture were announced. They are: David Sikharulidze, the ex-ambassador of Georgia in the USA; Lasha Zhvania, the chairman of the committee of foreign affairs; Nikolai Rurua, the deputy chairman of the committee of defense and security, respectively.
After the appointments, only the position of Security Council Secretary remains vacant. The ex-Secretary, Alexander Lomaya, was dismissed last Friday. The same day David Kezerashvili, the Minister of Defense; Ekaterina Tkeshelashvili, the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Gia Nodia, the Minister of Education were sacked, Grigol vashadze, the Minister of Culture, was transferred to the position of the Foreign Minister. Nika Gvaramia, the ex-Minister of Justice, was appointed the Minister of Education.