Georgia coalition in crisis as party, foreign minister quit

November 5, 2014 4:17 PM

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TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia's foreign minister quit on Wednesday and one of six parties in the ruling coalition pulled out, depriving it of a parliamentary majority in a rift over the pace of integration with the West.

Foreign Minister Maya Panjikidze, who cited threats to Georgia's pro-Western course, and a junior minister resigned following the dismissal of the former Soviet republic's pro-Western defense minister by Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili.

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