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    Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili approved the prime minister’s Irakly Garibashvili’s resignation and the candidacy of Georgy Kvirikashvili for the post of prime minister.

    Georgia's dancers perform during celebrations for the signing of an association agreement with the EU in Tbilisi on June 27, 2014
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    TBILISI (Sputnik) – Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili on Friday approved the candidacy of acting Foreign Minister Georgy Kvirikashvili for the post of the country’s prime minister.

    Earlier in the day, a parliament majority moved the candidacy of Kvirikashvili after former Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili announced his resignation on Wednesday. Upon his resignation, all of the ministers became “acting ministers,” according to the Georgian Constitution.

    “I approved the prime minister’s [Garibashvili’s] resignation and the candidacy of Kvirikashvili as soon as he was moved forward,” Margvelashvili said.


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