With 75 votes in favor and two against, the Georgian Parliament endorsed the credentials of Badri Basishvili at its January 17 session. The latter will replace former MP of the opposition United National Movement (UNM) Nika Melia.
MPs of the United National Movement and European Georgia boycotted the session as a sign of protest.
In 2012-2013, Badri Basishvili served as deputy governor of Shida Kartli region; in 2006-2008, he was chairman of Tskhinvali Region’s (South Ossetia) the Kurta Municipality Council (Sakrebulo) . Earlier in 2004, he served as an advisor at the Office of the Georgian President’s State Representative.