About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
Saakashvili Appoints Four New Governors
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 16 Oct.'12 / 17:30

President Saakashvili has appointed three acting ministers from the outgoing government and an incumbent lawmaker from UNM party as new governors.

Zurab Tchiaberashvili, who until recent served as healthcare minister, has been appointed as the governor of Kakheti, region in eastern Georgia. 

Vakhtang Balavadze, who was minister of energy and natural resources for last two months and lawmaker from UNM party before that, has become the governor of Imereti, region in western Georgia.

Zaza Gorozia, who was minister of agriculture, has been appointed as governor of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti in western Georgia. Gorozia has once already served on this post in 2005-2011.

Giorgi Chelidze, an incumbent MP from UNM party, has become governor of Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, mountainous region in western Georgia. Before becoming an MP, Chelidze served as the deputy governor of the same region.

Appointment of four new governors comes few days before the newly elected Parliament confirms new government, led by Bidzina Ivanishvili. According to the current constitution, the President can appoint and dismiss governors after consultations with the Prime Minister.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2021, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.