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Georgia's Prime Minister Has Resigned After Anti-Government Protests

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Georgia's Prime Minister Has Resigned After Anti-Government Protests
Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced his decision to resign during a televised statement Wednesday.
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Georgia's prime minister has resigned from his position.

Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced his decision during a televised statement Wednesday.

He cited a disagreement with the leader of the ruling party as a reason for his resignation.

Media outlets quote him as saying, "I think there is a moment now when the leader of the (ruling) party should be given an opportunity to staff a new cabinet." 

The move comes after a series of anti-government protests took place in the capital of Tbilisi. Demonstrators say they're protesting against political influence in the trial of two teens killed last year.