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The first woman elected president of Georgia

For the first time in the modern history of Georgia becomes a woman president, if not to take into account the double performance of the duties of President Nino Burjanadze. The new elected president of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili, that wins in the second round of elections, dialing after treatment 99,8% newsletters about 60% of votes. In said 2nd round it competed for president with Grigol Vashadze.

Under the Constitution, the President of Georgia has a number of powers, including combining the post with the post of Supreme Commander. The president is more of a formal head of state. The main functions of the head of state performs the Prime Minister.

What is known about Salome Zurabishvili?

Впервые президентом Грузии избрана женщина

It was put forward as an independent candidate, but it maintained the ruling Georgian party "Georgian Dream".
Zourabichvili was born in 1952 in Paris in a family of political refugees. Grandfather Salome Zurabishvili (Ivan Ivanovich) at 1918 It was included in the Government of Georgia, consisting of representatives of the Mensheviks.

AT 1974 by Salome Zurabishvili he was recruited to the French Foreign Ministry, He worked at the French Embassy in Italy, in representation of the Fifth Republic to the UN. AT 2001 she received the post of head of the General Secretariat of the French National Defense for International Affairs.

In was in Georgia 2003 year, becoming the ambassador of France in this country.

While in France citizenship, He was at the head of the Georgian Foreign Ministry, which he was appointed Mikhail Saakashvili. The main partner of Georgia Zurabishvili calls US, that can not be considered surprising - hardly a person with different views of Washington would be made to the presidency in the country…

Каковы высказывания Саломе Зурабишвили в отношении России?

Неоднократно она заявляла, что с Россией, against all odds, необходимо выстроить диалог. При этом Зурабишвили всякий раз подчёркивала, что Грузия должна двигаться в направлении ЕС и НАТО.

Зурабишвили считает преступной авантюрой приказ о вторжении грузинских войск Южную Осетию, добавляя следующее: «Но я при этом не говорю, что Россия агрессором не является».

Зурабишвили в ходе одного из предвыборных митингов:
Почему наши тогдашние власти лишь через три дня объявили Россию агрессором? Это нужно было делать сразу. (…) Я обращаюсь к жителям so-called Abkhazia and South Ossetia: все вы – граждане Грузии, и вам не требуется российская защита. Мы должны объединиться.

В ответ на это в РЮО Саломе Зурабишвили назвалиthe so-called грузинкой”.



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