The FINANCIAL — According to Civil Georgia, PM Grigol Mgaloblishvili has returned to Georgia and will chair the government session on January 12.
The government said in a statement on December 31 that the PM was in Germany for medical examination in connection with problems related to kidney, caused by “tiredness.” His departure fueled speculation in the Georgian press that the PM was intending to resign after alleged brawl with President Saakashvili.
Gigi Ugulava, the mayor of Tbilisi, and an influential figure within the President’s administration, said that this speculation was “beyond understanding and horrible.”
Speaking in the public TV’s new program, Political Week, on January 11, Ugulava said that the PM did not feel well and he was undergoing medical treatment in Germany. “That is the fact and all the rest are rumors and chatters,” he said.
“Mgaloblishvili is now in Tbilisi and tomorrow he will hold the government session, so he will speak himself about his health or his political future,” Ugulava added.