Giorgi Kvirikashvili confirmed as Georgia PM

A technocrat with little political experience, Georgia's former vice premier and foreign minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili holds a master's degree in finance from the University of Illinois in the United States and is also a trained doctorGeorgia’s parliament confirmed Wednesday former foreign minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili as the country’s prime minister, six days after Irakli Garibashvili’s surprise resignation from the post. “The parliament has approved the new government by 86 votes to 28,” parliament speaker David Usupashvili said. The parliamentary vote also ratified Kvirikashvili’s choice of cabinet.

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