Georgia's parliament elects new speaker

Georgia's parliament elects new speaker

Georgian parliament has elected Kakha Kuchava, 42, as the new speaker of the state legislature, replacing Archil Talakvadze in the post. 

86 MPs voted for Kuchava in the 150-member parliament, including opposition legislators from Citizens and European Socialists. 

Kuchava holds a MA degree in Corporate Law from Nottingham Trent University.

"I am sure today we are all winners. Standing at the tribune of the parliament speaker is a huge responsibility," cited Kuchava as saying.