Home / National and Metro News / Georgia Gets First Woman President…

Georgia Gets First Woman President…


Salome Zurabishvili has won Georgia’s presidential election, becoming the first woman to hold the office.

With nearly all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat had 59% of the vote with rival Grigol Vashadze on 40%.

Ms Zurabishvili was backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party while Mr Vashadze was a united opposition candidate.

A new constitution is due to come into force, making the role of president largely ceremonial.

Ms Zurabishvili, 66, was born in Paris after her parents fled Georgia in 1921 following its annexation by Soviet forces.

She took up a career in the French foreign service and was posted to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, as ambassador in 2003. She later gave up her post and the then-president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, appointed her foreign minister.


https://www.ladunliadinews.com/2018/11/georgia-gets-first-woman-president.html

Check Also

Oscar-Nominated Actress Sondra Locke Dies At 74

Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died. A death certificate obtained by The Associated Press shows …

Buhari Okays 65-Year Retirement Age For Teachers

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday, said that President Muhammadu Buhari was …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *