Georgia

Georgia

Sakartvelo

Note: In first-round balloting on October 27, 2013, Giorgi Margvelashvili, the Georgian Dream candidate, was elected president with 62 percent of the vote; Davit Bakradze of the United National Movement finished second with 22 percent of the vote. Following his inauguration on November 17, Margvelashvili appointed (upon the recommendation of Georgian Dream) Irakli Garibashvili, theretofore the minister for internal affairs, as prime minister, incumbent Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili having announced prior to the election that he would vacate the post. The Georgian Parliament on November 20 approved a vote of confidence in Garibashvili and his new cabinet, which was identical to the outgoing cabinet for the inclusion of Aleksandr Chikaidze as minister of internal affairs. Margvelashvili and Garibashvili, close allies of ...

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