TBILISI, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Georgia's ruling party on Thursday named former Finance Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze as the candidate for prime minister.
The decision was announced at a news briefing at the head office of the ruling Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia party in Tbilisi.
"This nomination is a great honor, but at the same time, a very big responsibility for me," said Mamuka Bakhtadze, who was introduced as the the candidate for the prime minister at the briefing.
"I will present my plan to the Parliament in the nearest days," he said, stressing that the plan will pursue the goal of fulfilling Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspiration and implementing comprehensive reforms in the society.
"We will continue to further develop and strengthen democratic institutions," he said, vowing to build Georgia into a strong and united country.
Mamuka Bakhtadze has served as finance minister from November 2017. Before that, he was the director general of the Georgian Railway from April 2013.
According to the constitution of Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze and his cabinet will have to go through a key confidence vote in the Parliament in the coming days.
On Wednesday, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced his resignation.