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TBILISI, December 30. /TASS/. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has signed the decree to appoint Giorgi Kvirikashvili to the post of prime minister, the presidential administration said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday the Georgian parliament approved Kvirikashvili’s candidacy at a plenary session and supported the composition of the government put forward by him. A total of 86 out of 114 deputies present at the session voted in favor of Kvirikashvili and cabinet of ministers, and 28 deputies voted against. After the session, parliament chairman David Usupashvili signed an act on appointing Kvirikashvili to the post of prime minister and endorsing the new government. He said that the signed document "will be sent to Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili who will issue a decree on appointing Kvirikashvili as prime minister."
On December 23 Irakly Garibashvili announced his resignation from the post of the Georgian prime minister which he held from 20 November 2013. On December 25 the parliamentary majority from the Georgian Dream ruling coalition decided to propose Foreign Minister Kvirikashvili for the post of prime minister. Margelashvili supported his candidacy and submitted it for parliamentary approval.