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President of Georgia

President of Georgia
საქართველოს პრეზიდენტი
Presidential Standard
Giorgi Margvelashvili

since 17 November 2013
Appointer Direct popular vote
Term length Five years, renewable once, consecutively
Inaugural holder Zviad Gamsakhurdia
Formation 14 April 1991
Website Official website
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of

The President of Georgia (Giorgi Margvelashvili, who was sworn in on 17 November 2013.


  • Constitutional powers and duties 1
  • Oath of office 2
  • Standard 3
  • History of office 4
  • List of presidents of Georgia 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Constitutional powers and duties

The President of Georgia is Head of State and was formerly the head of the

  • Official Site of the President of Georgia

External links

  1. ^ (Georgian) (Russian) The Law of the Republic of Georgia on the Introduction of the Post of President of the Republic of Georgia. The Parliament of Georgia Archive. Accessed on 17 April 2011
  2. ^ a b c d e Constitution of Georgia. Chapter 4. Articles 69–77. Parliament of Georgia. Retrieved on 14 June 2009
  3. ^ History. Special State Protection Service of Georgia. Accessed on 24 April 2011


  • Presidential Administration of Georgia

See also

# Name Picture Term Took office Left office Political Party
1 Zviad Gamsakhurdia 1 14 April 1991
26 May 1991
6 January 1992
Round Table – Free Georgia
2 Eduard Shevardnadze 1 26 November 1995
30 April 2000 Union of Citizens of Georgia
2 30 April 2000
23 November 2003
Nino Burjanadze (acting) 23 November 2003 25 January 2004 United National Movement
3 Mikheil Saakashvili 1 25 January 2004
25 November 2007
Nino Burjanadze (acting) 25 November 2007 20 January 2008
3 Mikheil Saakashvili 2 20 January 2008
17 November 2013
4 Giorgi Margvelashvili 1 17 November 2013
Incumbent None
For leaders before independence, see List of leaders of Georgia

List of presidents of Georgia

After Georgia formally seceded from the Soviet Union on 9 April 1991, the 2007 Georgian demonstrations and brought the presidential elections forward from the original date in autumn 2008. He was reelected on 5 January 2008.

History of office

The standard is adapted from the car flag on vehicles bearing the President within Georgian territory.


On the third Sunday after the presidential elections the inauguration is held, where the President takes an oath before God and the Nation:[2]

Oath of office

The President enjoys immunity. During his/her period in office, he/she may not be arrested, and no criminal proceedings may be instigated against him/her. In the event that the President violates the Constitution, betrays the state or commits other crimes, Parliament may remove him/her from office with the approval of the Special State Protection Service.[3]

The President of Georgia concludes National Security Council, chairs its meetings, and appoints and dismisses military commanders.[2]

[2] The President of Georgia is elected on the basis of universal, equal and direct


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