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Prime Minister of Georgia resigns Featured

Prime Minister of Georgia resigns

Prime Minister of the Republic of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili has resigned amid a disagreement with Bidzina Ivanishvili, leader of the ruling Georgian Dream party, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press service of the President of the Republic of Georgia.

“Today, we have the highest economic growth in the region: 6.5% in April, 5.5 in the first four months of 2018 alone, also a record-breaking tourism growth rate in the first five months of this year (24%), which means that this indicator will significantly surpass 8,000,000 international visitors this year. In January-April 2018, export grew 22%. Infrastructural projects of unprecedented scope have been launched, with over 9 billion GEL to be invested in their implementation in 2017-2020, and the implementation of these particular projects will create about 40,000-50,000 jobs”, Giorgi Kvirikashvili said at a special briefing held at the government administration on Wednesday.

“Different points of view have been outlined between me and the ruling team, specifically concerning the economic policy pursued by the government under my leadership”, Giorgi Kvirikashvili said.

“I would like to emphasize that in recent months my opinion differed from the party chairman’s opinion on a number of fundamental issues”, he added.

“I think this is the moment now when the leader of the party should be given an opportunity to form a new cabinet”.

Bidzina Ivanishvili, former prime minister and the country's richest man, resurfaced in politics in May when he became leader of the Georgian Dream party.

Giorgi Kvirikashvili's entire cabinet is required to vacate their posts upon the prime minister's resignation, as dictated by the Georgian constitution. This means the ruling party, Georgian Dream, will now draft a list of new cabinet members within seven days.

More details: http://gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=497&info_id=66374

Person in charge of the newsline: Fidan Isayeva

 

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