By Nazrin Gadimova
Georgia's new cabinet will be approved on November 20, Chairman of the Georgian Parliament Davit Usupashvili told reporters.
"The committees' hearing will be held on Tuesday. In the morning, all committees will meet with the proposed ministers, and in the afternoon the lawmakers will hold a meeting. Finally on Wednesday the parliament holds vote of confidence to the new cabinet and the government's programs," Usupashvili said.
The ruling Georgian Dream coalition has already named Irakli Garibashvili as its candidate for Prime Minister. Moreover, Garibashvili will be the new chairman of the coalition.
According to the norms of the new Constitution of Georgia, the government led by Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili stepped down automatically after new President Giorgi Margvelashvili's oath on November 17. The new president must formally submit his candidate for the prime minister post, who in turn, will present the new cabinet to Georgia's Parliament.
The activities of the Georgian government will fully define by Garibashvili, who will be answerable only to the Parliament of the country. However, the president will be able to require the government to consider specific issues.
Georgia's ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement lost the October 1, 2012 parliamentary elections, gaining only 67 out of 150 seats in parliament and became the opposition, while the rival Georgian Dream led by Bidzina Ivanishvili won the election, gaining 83 seats.