The Georgian parliament on Thursday approved the new cabinet headed by Bidzina Ivanishvili, leader of the Georgian Dream coalition that won in the country's October 1 parliamentary elections.
A total of 88 out of 150 members of parliament approved the new cabinet for a four-year term and supported its government program.
Georgian Dream won 85 out of 150 seats in parliament. President Mikheil Saakashvili’s United National Movement (UNM) will have 65 seats.
The majority of the president's executive powers will be transferred to the new prime minister under constitutional reforms that take effect in January 2013.