Georgian parliament voted for the new Prime Minister Lado
Gurgenidze and approved a new cabinet on Thursday, Russian news
Gurgenidze was nominated for the post of prime minister on
November 16 after his predecessor, Zurab Nogaideli, resigned citing
A total of 155 lawmakers in the 235-seat legislature voted to
approve the new prime minister and leave all four state ministers
in place. Eleven of 13 other ministers also kept their posts,
including the foreign, defense and interior ministers.
Georgia will antedate its presidential elections from autumn to
Jan. 5 next year, President Mikhail Saakashvili said in a televised
address to the nation on Nov. 8.
(Xinhua News Agency November 23, 2007)