Ex-President Margvelashvili returns to politics

  • Giorgi Margvelashvili served as the country’s president between 2013 and 2018. Photo: EPA.

Agenda.ge, 17 Feb 2020 - 13:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

The fourth President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili has announced his return to politics via his official Twitter page, stating that the current Georgian Dream ruling party ‘has crossed the red line.’

Margvelashvili tweeted earlier today: 

He did not give more details about his political plans.

Margvelashvili was elected to the position in 2013. He refused to run again for the presidency in 2018 and stated that he “wanted to set a precedent of the Georgian president ending their term peacefully and democratically.”

He was nominated by then Prime Minister, founder of the ruling Georgian Georgian Dream party Bidzina Ivanishvili. 

However, shortly after his election Ivanishvili said he was ‘disappointed’ by Margvelashvili. 

Tense relations between Ivanishvili and Margvelashvili has also caused certain tension between the ruling party members of the former president.