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President of Georgia

Mikheil SaakashviliMikheil Saakashvili

Date of Birth: 21 December 1967
Birth Place: Tbilisi, Georgia
Political Party: United National Movement
Arrival in Power: 20 January 2008
Religion: Georgian Orthodox Church
Profession: NA


Mikheil Saakashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1967. He is the current President of Georgia. He obtained a law degree from the University of Kiev, and a Master's degree in law from Colombia University. Before joining politics he worked in a law firm in the United States. He joined politics in 1995 being elected to the Georgian parliament, he held several key positions including Minister of Justice and was involved in shaping modern Georgian laws. He eventually resigned however because of corruption inside the government. He later founded his own political party, the United National Movement and was elected president in 2004. He was re-elected in 2008.

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Updated on: December 18, 2011