Giorgi Gakharia, who left the post of the head of the Georgian government, named the reason for this decision.
The politician wrote on Twitter that the confrontation within the republic threatens its democratic and economic development.
According to Gakharia, he announced his resignation “to reduce the polarization and de-escalation of the situation.”
The Georgian prime minister has resigned over a disagreement with the ruling Georgian Dream party over the arrest of opposition leader Nika Melia.
Giorgi Gakharia believes that the detention of the oppositionist may cause an escalation of the already tense political situation in Georgia.
After Gakharia’s announcement of his resignation from the post of head of the Cabinet, the Georgian police suspended the process of Melia’s detention.
Later it became known that the Georgian Dream nominated Defense Minister Irakli Garibashvili for the post of prime minister. Previously, he was the chairman of the Georgian government for several years.