Reuters: Georgia's New Pro-Western President Seeks Unity after Protests

Reuters reports that Georgia’s first female President Salome Zurabishvili vowed to “reconcile political divisions and deepen ties with NATO and Europe” at Sunday’s inauguration after opposition protesters were blocked from attending.

“Zurabishvili, 66, daughter of Georgian émigrés and now the country’s first female president, chose for her inauguration an 18th-century palace in the eastern town of Telavi as she lost the vote there but wanted to demonstrate inclusiveness,” the article reads.

Reuters added that with the prime minister and government wielding most executive power, the presidency is largely ceremonial but is still the international face of a nation seeking better relations with the West to counter Russia’s influence.

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By Thea Morrison


17 December 2018 12:02