New head appointed to Georgian State Security Service

Thu 17 Oct 2019 18:29 GMT | 22:29 Local Time

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The Georgian parliament has approved Grigol Liluashvili as the new head of the Georgian State Security Service (SSS), replacing Vakhtang Gomelauri in the role, Trend reports via the Georgian media outlets.

Some 85 MPs voted for Liluashvili, while eight voted against him in the 150-member parliament.

Liluashvili had served as deputy head of SSS since 2017 and the first deputy head of the same agency since January 2019.

Liluashvili was MP in the parliament back in 2016, before being appointed deputy head of SSS in December 2017.

Gomelauri became the minister of internal affairs of Georgia last month and the post of the head of SSS has been vacant since then.

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