Salome Zurabishvili will run in the 2018 presidential elections as an independent candidate. She made the regarding statement a few minutes ago.
“I put forward my candidacy for the presidential elections. This is my own decision over which I thought a lot. It has not happened in one day, as it’s a great responsibility”, – she said.
Salome Zurabishvili is a member of Georgian Parliament of 9th convocation, an independent single mandate MP from Mtatsminda district. Currently, she is the First Deputy Chairperson of the Diaspora and Caucasus Issues Committee.
Salome Zurabishvili served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia in 2004-2005.
Salome Zurabishvili was born in Paris on 18 March 1952. She started her diplomatic career with the job in Embassy of France to Italy as Third Secretary in 1974. In 1977-1980 she served as Representative of France to UN. In 1980-1984 worked in Center for Strategic Planning of Foreign ministry of France. In 1984-1988 she served as the First Secretary in Embassy of France to Washington. In 2003-2004 she was Ambassador of France to Georgia. In 2004-2005 Zurabishvili served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. She was Chairperson of the Party “Way of Georgia” (2006-2010); Professor at Institute of Political Sciences (2006-2015); Coordinator of the Panel of Experts assisting the UN Security Council’s Iran Sanctions Committee (2010-2015).
The 2018 presidential elections will be held on October 28 in Georgia.