Georgia’s Prime Minister resigns after protests

Tbilisi (AFP) – Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili on Wednesday announced his resignation after a series of anti-government protests highlighted a dramatic drop in his cabinet’s popularity.

During his televised statement, Kvirikashvili also cited “a number of fundamental disagreements with the chairman of the (ruling Georgian Dream) party”, billionaire tycoon and former premier Bidzina Ivanishvili, as a reason for his decision which will prompt the resignation of the entire cabinet.