First Female President Of Georgia: Salome Zurabishvili Biography

Salome Zurabishvili Biography – Here is the Biography of the First Female President of Georgia, who defeated her opponent with 59.52 percent of the votes in a second round of elections, Grigol Vashadz (the Opponent) has 40.48% of the votes, thereby making Salome Zurabishvili the winner.

Zurabishvili, a former ambassador to France, ran on the ticket of the ruling Georgian Dream party, and merged Winner despite the fact that ex-president Saakashvili, claimed it’s a mass electoral fraud” even before official results were released.

This article will show you everything you need to know concerning Salome Zurabishvili.

Salome Zurabishvili Biography

Salome Zurabishvili was born in the year 1952, the 18th day of March.

She attended the following French schools: Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), and began a master’s program at Columbia University in New York in the academic year of 1972–1973.

When it comes to Career, Salome was Head of the Division of International and Strategic Issues of National Defence General Secretariat of France in 2001–2003. She was appointed the Ambassador of France to Georgia in 2003.

She was a Minister of Foreign Affairs during the time of President Mikhail Saakashvili of Georgia in 2004. She was sacked by Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli late on 19 October 2005 after a series of disputes with members of Parliament.

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Salome was also criticized by a number of Georgian ambassadors. Shortly before her dismissal was announced, Zurabishvili resigned from the French foreign service, which had continued to pay her a salary while she was minister, and announced that she would remain in Georgia to go into politics.

In her Political Career, Salome set up the organization known as ‘Salome Zurabishvili’s Movement’ in November 2005. While In January 2006 she announced the establishment of a new political party Georgia’s Way, criticizing the country’s “de facto one-party system.

In August 2018, Salome Zurabishvili announced that she would participate in Georgian presidential elections. And in 2nd round of the presidential election, She emerged winner and she become the President-elect. Salome will be inaugurated as President of Georgia on 16 December 2018.

Salome Zurabishvili was married to the Georgian journalist Janri Kashia (1940–2012). She has two children, Ketevan and Teimuraz, from her first marriage.

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