Opposition cancels rally on February 25 and expects a compromise from the government
The opposition canceled plans for a protest rally on February 25. They said this at a briefing held with Lithuanian MP Jigimanta Pavilion. According to the opposition, they are giving the government space to look back. This means that they expect real steps from the government, which must be taken to find a way out of the current crisis.
Zhigimanta Pavilion ended its two-day visit to Georgia yesterday, the main purpose of which was to reconcile positions between the parties.
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Read on and see more about opposition plans Here.
Parliament must decide on a vote of confidence in the new government today
The decision to declare confidence in the candidate for the post of Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers will be made by the Parliament of Georgia today, on February 22. Yesterday, at the session of the joint committees, the deputies asked questions to the candidates.
The appointment of a new Prime Minister and the composition of the Cabinet of Ministers have been on the agenda since Giorgi Gakharia said on the morning of February 18 that he was leaving the post due to differences of opinion in the team, which emerged during the discussion of Nika Melia’s arrest. On the same day, he left the Georgian Dream political council and the party itself, and the ruling party nominated incumbent Defense Minister and former Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili as a candidate for prime minister.
Irakli Gharibashvili announced his government composition to the public on February 19 – virtually all incumbent ministers meet in the new cabinet, leaving only the Minister of Infrastructure Maia Tskitishvili and Irakli Gharibashvili with his deputy defense minister, Juansher Burchul. The former deputy will take the place of Maia Tskitishvili if the government is approved in this way – Irakli Karseladze has been nominated for the post of Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure.
Israeli data from actual consumption show the high efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine
According to the Israeli Ministry of Health, the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus is almost 99% effective in preventing severe forms of the disease and mortality. This data on the drug is one of the first to be obtained from its actual, mass consumption.
Israel is the world’s leading country in terms of immunization of its population. Of the 9 million people, almost half have received one dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, and 2.9 million have already received both doses.
According to the Ministry of Health, the data show that the vaccine is 98.9 percent effective in preventing death and 99.2 percent effective in preventing severe forms of the disease in people who have received both doses.
Watchtowers in the Rioni Valley
“Here is the place where the dam is being built 100 meters away. Our cross was also there to be torn down “, – one of the guards of Rioni gorge, Rafiel Lomtadze, originally from Tvisheli, shadows his forehead with his hand and looks at the road. It is Wednesday. The night of his shift.
It is the 100th day of protests against the construction of the Namakhvani HPP (installed capacity – 433 MW) for the guards of the Rioni Valley.
“There are a lot of people today, only five film crews came” – Marita Museliani tells us. Interest in Namakhvani HPP does not subside.
People here sometimes decrease during the day, sometimes increase again. The main thing is that there is always someone at the place of protest.
„Landslide Zone “ – With this inscription you will meet yellow warning signs on the Kutaisi-Namokhvani road almost every kilometer – sometimes the content of the sign is confirmed by the landslide yard, sometimes the sloping mountain slope tells you not to be warned in vain.
You will meet the base of the project implementing company, Enka Riniubels near the village of Zhoneti in Tskaltubo. Heavy equipment stands in several more places. The protest of the Rioni Valley guards started from Joneti three months ago. But then there their police set up tents and were forced to move further up to the village of Namokhvani.
Read and see more in Eka Kevanishvili’s article.
Anita Rachvelishvili, who defeated Kovid twice, is preparing for the performance of “Carmen” in Vienna. The opera star tells us how the music world lives in a pandemic, how artists are helped in the West, and how Covid changed the space of operatic art. Anita does not understand why the Tbilisi Opera House is closed. As for Tea Tsulukiani, who is being considered as the Minister of Culture, she says that she cannot really call him “humane”.