Former first lady Sandra Roelofs to run for Zugdidi Mayor

  • Former First Lady Sandra Roelofs will run as the opposition candidate in the Zugdidi mayoral elections, uniting 10 opposition parties, including the United National Movement.Photo: Volodymyr Petrov., 22 Mar 2019 - 16:31, Tbilisi,Georgia

Former first lady and wife of the third President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili Sandra Roelofs has announced plans to run in the by elections for Zugdidi mayor, in western Georgia.

She ran for Zugdidi MP in 2016. However, neither she nor the Georgian Dream ruling party candidate won in the first round of elections.

She refused to run in the second round, claiming that the first round was fabricated.

The elections in Zugdidi will be held on May 19.

The seat became vacant after the resignation of Lasha  Gogia last year, who was later detained on charges of financial crimes.