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Another minister resigns in Georgia

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Tbilisi, April 30, AZERTAC

Georgian Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Levan Kipiani has resigned from post. According to Worldsport, the information became known as part of the special briefing held at the Ministry. The Minister made the statement about resignation himself. Kipiani briefly talked about the work carried out by Ministry during his duty-term and thanked his team for cooperation.

Reports were circulating about resignation of Kipiani in the media on April 28. Consultations were held last night in the governmental team regarding Kipiani.

Kipiani has held the post of Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs since 2012. He was presented on post by former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili.

The conflict between Minister and members of the parliamentary Sports and Youth Affairs Committee began after March 25, 2015. MPs evaluated Kipiani’s work of 2014 as negative and sent a special report to Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili.

During the week, Minister for Regional Development and Infrastructure Davit Shavliashvili and Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection Elgudja Khokrishvili left their posts. Levan Kipiani is the seventh minister to leave office as of late. According to Georgia’s Constitution, the government will have to work to regain the Parliament’s confidence.

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