Kote Kemularia, Chairman of the Supreme Court who has been nominated as the new Justice Minister, told reporters on Thursday that the formation of a new cabinet will be finalized on February 10.
Kemularia, who is set to assume the Vice-Premiers’ duties as well, said that consultations over the formation of a new cabinet are still underway. Currently, the Vice-Premier is Giorgi Baramidze, who also serves as the State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration Issues.
Zurab Nogaideli, who has been nominated as Prime Minister by President Saakashvili, confirmed, on February 10, that Tamar Lebanidze will lose her Environment Minister’s position. Lebanidze will be replaced by Justice Minister Giorgi Papuashvili.
It is not yet clear who will replace Kote Kemularia as the Supreme Court’s Chairmanship.