File photo taken on April 5, 2016 shows Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili interviewed by Xinhua News Agency in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili on Nov. 27 issued a decree appointing acting Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili as the head of the new government. (Xinhua/Li Ming)
TBILISI, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili on Sunday issued a decree appointing acting Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili as the head of the new government.
The decree came a day after Kvirikashvili, who has been in charge of the Georgian government since December 2015, and his cabinet received the vote of confidence in parliament by 110 votes to 19 on Saturday.
"Under the 8th paragraph of the 80th article of the Georgian Constitution, Giorgi Kvirikashvili has been appointed as the Prime Minister of Georgia," the presidential decree read.
The Georgian parliament unveiled the line-up of the new national government on Saturday, during which Foreign Minister Giorgi Mgebrishvili and Defense Minister Levan Izoria retained their posts.
Dimitri Kumsishvili will replace Nodar Khaduri as the finance minister, while Giorgi Gakharia will serve as the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development.
Kvirikashvili was appointed by the parliament in December as prime minister following a surprise resignation of Irakli Garibashvili. According to the Constitution, he served as the prime minister of the caretaker government after the start of the parliament election on Oct. 8.
On Nov. 16, Georgian Central Election Committee said the ruling Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia party had won 115 seats of the 150-seat parliament in the election.