Mikheil Saakashvili

Mikheil Saakashvili


Mikheil Saakashvili is a Georgian politician, the third and current President of Georgia and leader of the United National Movement Party. Involved in national politics since 1995, he became president on 25 January 2004 after President Eduard Shevardnadze resigned in the November 2003 bloodless "Rose Revolution" led by Saakashvili and his political allies, Nino Burjanadze and Zurab Zhvania. He was re-elected in the Georgian presidential election on 5 January 2008.… Read More

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1967 Birth Mikheil Saakashvili was born in Tbilisi on 21 December 1967, capital of the then Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic in the Soviet Union, to a Georgian family. … Read More


1989 - 1993 3 More Events
1994 26 Years Old He received an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1994 and took classes at The George Washington University Law School the following year.
In 1995, he also received a diploma from the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.
1997 29 Years Old He was named "man of the year" by a panel of journalists and human rights advocates in 1997.


2000 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2000, Saakashvili was appointed Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
But in mid-2001 he became involved in a major controversy with the State Security Minister Vakhtang Kutateladze and Tbilisi police chief Ioseb Alavidze, accusing them of profiting from corrupt business deals.
2002 - 2003 3 More Events
…  He is the current Governor of Ukraine's Odessa Oblast (region), and was the third President of Georgia for two consecutive terms from 25 January 2004 to 17 November 2013. … Read More
2005 - 2006 3 More Events
The late Georgian businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili claimed that pressure had been exerted on his financial interests after Imedi Television broadcast several accusations against officials. On 25 October 2007, former defense minister Irakli Okruashvili accused the president of planning Patarkatsishvili's murder. Okruashvili was detained two days later on charges of extortion, money laundering, and abuse of office. However, in a videotaped confession released by the General Prosecutor's Office on 8 October 2007, in which Okruashvili pleaded guilty to large-scale bribery through extortion and negligence while serving as minister, he retracted his accusations against the president and said that he did so to gain some political benefit and that Badri Patarkatsishvili told him to do so. … Read More


He was re-elected in the Georgian presidential election on 5 January 2008. … Read More
2009 41 Years Old The pressure against Saakashvili intensified in 2009, when the opposition launched mass demonstrations against Saakashvili's rule. … Read More
2010 42 Years Old In 2010, he had a 67% approval rating despite being criticized by the opposition for his alleged authoritarian tendencies and electoral fraud. … Read More
2012 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In September, 2012, during Saakashvili's presidency, a video taken inside Tbilisi prison Gldani #8 showing prisoners being beaten and sodomized was released to the public. … Read More
He was barred by the constitution of Georgia from seeking a third term in the 2013 presidential election, which was won by the Georgian Dream's candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili. … Read More
Saakashvili energetically supported Ukraine's Euromaidan movement and its 2014 Ukrainian revolution.
On 13 February 2015 Saakashvili was appointed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko as head of the International Advisory Council on Reforms—an advisory body whose main task is working out proposals and recommendations for implementation and introduction of reforms in Ukraine based on best international practices.
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