President of Georgia

political office of the head of state of Georgia

The President of Georgia (Georgian: საქართველოს პრეზიდენტი, sakartvelos prezidenti) is the head of state and supreme commander-in-chief.

President of Georgia
საქართველოს პრეზიდენტი
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Salome Zurabishvili in 2018.jpg
Incumbent
Salome Zourabichvili

since 16 December 2018
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthSix years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Georgia
Formation14 April 1991
(29 years ago)
 (1991-04-14)
First holderZviad Gamsakhurdia
WebsiteOfficial website

His role is ceremonial as in many parliamentary democracies. Prime Minister is the head of government. The office was first introduced by the Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia on 14 April 1991, five days after Georgia's declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.[1]

The President serves a five-year term. The incumbent is Giorgi Margvelashvili, who was sworn in on 17 November 2013.

List of mayorsEdit

Name
(Born–Died)
Picture Term Took Office Left Office Party
1 Zviad Gamsakhurdia
(1939–1993)
  1 14 April 1991
(Appointed)
26 May 1991
(Inaugurated)
6 January 1992
(Deposed)
Round Table – Free Georgia
2 Eduard Shevardnadze
(1928–2014)
  1 26 November 1995
(Inaugurated)
30 April 2000 Union of Citizens of Georgia
2 30 April 2000
(Inaugurated)
23 November 2003
(Forced to resign)
Nino Burjanadze
(born 1964)
(acting)
  23 November 2003 25 January 2004 United National Movement
3 Mikheil Saakashvili
(born 1967)
  1 25 January 2004
(Inaugurated)
25 November 2007
(Resigned)
Nino Burjanadze
(born 1964)
(acting)
  25 November 2007 20 January 2008
(3) Mikheil Saakashvili
(born 1967)
  2 20 January 2008
(Inaugurated)
17 November 2013
4 Giorgi Margvelashvili
(born 1969)
  1 17 November 2013
(Inaugurated)
16 December 2018 Georgian Dream
5 Salome Zourabichvili
(born 1952)
  1 16 December 2018
(Inaugurated)
Independent

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