Prime Minister of Georgia

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Prime Minister of Georgia
Greater coat of arms of Georgia.svg
Giorgi Kvirikashvili in meeting with Iranian FM Javad Zarif.jpg
Incumbent
Giorgi Kvirikashvili

since 30 December 2015
Appointer Giorgi Margvelashvili,
as President of Georgia
Inaugural holder Bessarion Gugushvili
Formation 23 August 1991
Greater coat of arms of Georgia.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Georgia

The Prime Minister of Georgia is the most senior minister within the Cabinet of Georgia, appointed by the President of Georgia. The official title of the Head of the Government of Georgia has varied throughout history, however, the duties and functions of the leader have changed only marginally, the first Prime Minister of Georgia was Noe Ramishvili, the incumbent being Giorgi Kvirikashvili. Georgia has had 39 Prime Ministers since 1918.

List of Heads of Government of Georgia (1918–present)[edit]

Democratic Republic of Georgia (1918–1921)[edit]

Prime Ministers
No. Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Began office Left office Party Title(s)
1 Noeramishvilipic.jpg Noe Ramishvili
(1881–1930)
26 May 1918 24 June 1918 Social Democratic Party of Georgia Prime Minister
2 Noe Schordania.jpg Noe Zhordania
(1868–1953)
24 June 1918 18 March 1921 Social Democratic Party of Georgia Prime Minister


Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (1922–1936) and Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (1936–1991)[edit]

No. Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Began office Left office Party Title(s)
1 No image.png Polikarp Mdivani
(1887–1937)
7 March 1922 April 1922 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars
2 Sergey Kavtaradze
(1885–1971)
April 1922 January 1923 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars
3 No image.png Shalva Eliava
(1883–1937)
January 1923 June 1927 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars
4 No image.png Lavrenty Kartvelishvili
(1890–1938)
June 1927 June 1929 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars
5 Филипп Махарадзе.jpg Filipp Makharadze
(1886–1941)
June 1929 January 1931 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars
6 No image.png Levan Sukhishvili January 1931 22 September 1931 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars
7 No image.png German Mgaloblishvili
(?–1937)
22 September 1931 9 July 1937 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars
8 No image.png Valerian Bakradze
(1901–1971)
9 July 1937 15 April 1946 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars
15 April 1946 December 1946 Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
9 No image.png Zakhary Chkhubianishvili
(1903–?)
December 1946 6 April 1952 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
10 No image.png Zakhary Ketskhoveli
(1902–1970)
6 April 1952 16 April 1953 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
11 No image.png Valerian Bakradze
(1901–1971)
16 April 1953 20 September 1953 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
12 No image.png Givi Javakhishvili
(1912–1985)
21 September 1953 17 December 1975 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
13 No image.png Zurab Pataridze
(1928–1982)
17 December 1975 5 June 1982 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
14 No image.png Dmitry Kartvelishvili
(1927–)
2 July 1982 12 April 1986 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
15 No image.png Otar Cherkezia
(1933–)
12 April 1986 29 March 1989 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
16 No image.png Zurab Chkheidze
(1930–)
29 March 1989 14 April 1989 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
17 No image.png Nodari Chitanava
(1935–)
14 April 1989 15 November 1990 Communist Party of Georgia Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
18 Tengiz Sigua.png Tengiz Sigua
(1934–)
15 November 1990 18 August 1991 Independent Chairmen of the Council of Ministers

Republic of Georgia (1991–present)[edit]

Prime Ministers
Name
(Born–Died)
Picture Took Office Left Office Party
Murman Omanidze
(1938–)
(acting)
No image.png 18 August 1991 23 August 1991 Independent
1 Besarion Gugushvili
(1945–)
No image.png 23 August 1991 6 January 1992[1] Round Table — Free Georgia
2 Tengiz Sigua
(1934–)
Tengiz Sigua.png 6 January 1992 6 August 1993 Independent
Eduard Shevardnadze
(1928–2014)
(acting)
Eduard shevardnadze.jpg 6 August 1993 20 August 1993 Independent
3 Otar Patsatsia
(1929–)
No image.png 20 August 1993 5 October 1995 Independent
State Ministers
Name
(Born–Died)
Picture Took Office Left Office Party
1 Niko Lekishvili
(1947–)
No image.png 8 December 1995 26 July 1998 Union of Citizens of Georgia
2 Vazha Lortkipanidze
(1949–)
No image.png 31 July 1998 11 May 2000 Union of Citizens of Georgia
3 Giorgi Arsenishvili
(1942–2010)
No image.png 11 May 2000 21 December 2001 Union of Citizens of Georgia
4 Avtandil Jorbenadze
(1951–)
No image.png 21 December 2001 27 November 2003 Union of Citizens of Georgia
5 Zurab Zhvania
(1963–2005)
Surab Schwania.jpg 27 November 2003 17 February 2004 United National Movement
Prime Ministers
Name
(Born–Died)
Picture Took Office Left Office Party
4 Zurab Zhvania
(1963–2005)
Surab Schwania.jpg 17 February 2004 3 February 2005 United National Movement
Mikheil Saakashvili
(1967–)
(acting)[2]
Saakashvili76589.jpg 3 February 2005 17 February 2005 United National Movement
5 Zurab Noghaideli
(1964–)
Zurab Nogaideli.jpg 17 February 2005 16 November 2007 United National Movement
Giorgi Baramidze
(1968–)
(acting)[3]
Giorgi baramidze.jpg 16 November 2007 22 November 2007 United National Movement
6 Lado Gurgenidze
(1970–)
Lado Gurgenidze (August 25, 2008).jpg 22 November 2007 1 November 2008 Independent
7 Grigol Mgaloblishvili
(1973–)
Grigol Mgaloblishvili (November 20, 2008) (A).jpg 1 November 2008 6 February 2009 Independent
8 Nika Gilauri
(1975–)
Nika Gilauri (Thailand, 21 April 2010).jpg 6 February 2009 4 July 2012 Independent
9 Vano Merabishvili
(1968–)
Ivane Merabishvili.jpg 4 July 2012 25 October 2012 United National Movement
10 Bidzina Ivanishvili
(1956–)
Bidzina Ivanishvili 2013-07-19.jpg 25 October 2012 20 November 2013 Georgian Dream
11 Irakli Garibashvili
(1982–)
Irakli Garibashvili 2013. 2 (cropped).jpg 20 November 2013 30 December 2015 Georgian Dream
12 Giorgi Kvirikashvili
(1967–)
Giorgi Kvirikashvili in meeting with Iranian FM Javad Zarif.jpg 30 December 2015 Incumbent Georgian Dream

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