Georgian prime minister Garibashvili resigns

AP News
Posted: Dec 23, 2015 11:35 AM

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili says he's resigning.

Garibashvili is an ally of billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, whose Georgian Dream party routed supporters of former President Mikhail Saakashvili in a 2012 election. He has served as prime minister of the former Soviet nation since November 2013.

He didn't immediately specify the reason behind his resignation as he made the announcement Wednesday.

Under Georgian law, President Giorgi Margvelashvili now has seven days to name a candidate for the prime minister's post, who then must be approved by parliament.