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Prime Minister of Georgia announces resignation

Prime Minister of Georgia announces resignation Photo: Iraklii Garibashvili (GettyImages)

Prime Minister of Georgia Iraklii Garibashvili is leaving his post. He stated this during a briefing on Monday, January 29.

"I would like to inform the public about the decision we discussed with the team. Today I am leaving the post of prime minister," said Garibashvili.

According to him, at the end of last year, he presented a report to the public about his work for three years.

"As you know, I started working as the head of the government for the second term in the most difficult period, in the conditions of domestic and international political, economic, and social crises. I clearly served our country, uncompromisingly defended the interests of our country and people, I am proud of the results we achieved during this period together with the team," he said.


Garibashvili first assumed the post of Prime Minister of Georgia back in 2013. However, on December 30, 2015, he resigned. Then he was replaced by Giorgi Kvirikashvili.

Garibashvili assumed the post of prime minister for the second time on February 22, 2021, having previously led the country's defense department. The resignation of Garibashvili means that the parliament will have to approve the government again.

Earlier in the media there was information that he was offered the position of chairman of the Georgian Dream party.

In September, members of Georgian Dream accused the country's president, Salome Zurabishvili, of violating the Constitution, because she came to Germany on a working visit without the government's permission.

The pro-Russian party started the procedure of impeachment against Zurabishvili, it submitted the relevant submission to the Constitutional Court.

Earlier, the Constitutional Court allowed the impeachment process of the president to begin. However, to approve Zurabishvili's removal from office, at least 100 votes from parliamentarians are required. They are unlikely to gather enough support, as there are only 84 deputies from the ruling party in parliament.

However, in October, the Georgian parliament failed to impeach President Salome Zurabishvili. She remained in the post of head of state.