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The President of Georgia
President of Georgia
(Georgian: საქართველოს პრეზიდენტი, sakartvelos prezidenti) is the head of state, supreme commander-in-chief, and holder of the highest office within the Government of Georgia. Executive power is split between the President and the Prime Minister, who is the head of government. The office was first introduced by the Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia on 14 April 1991, five days after Georgia's declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.[1] The President serves a five-year term. The incumbent is Giorgi Margvelashvili, who was sworn in on 17 November 2013.

Contents

1 Constitutional powers and duties 2 Oath
Oath
of office 3 Standard 4 History of office 5 List of presidents of Georgia 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Constitutional powers and duties[edit] The President of Georgia
President of Georgia
is Head of State. The President is a guarantor of national independence and unity of the country. He/she ensures the functioning of state bodies in accordance with the Constitution. The President is the representative of Georgia in foreign relations.[2] The President of Georgia
President of Georgia
is elected on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot, for a period of five years. The President may not be elected for more than two consecutive terms. Any citizen of Georgia who has the right to vote and who has attained the age of 35 years, has lived in Georgia for at least five years and has been living in Georgia for the last three years before the election is eligible to be elected President. The President of Georgia
President of Georgia
shall not have the right to hold any other position including a party position, engage in entrepreneurial activity, receive salary or another permanent remuneration for any other activity.[2] The President of Georgia
President of Georgia
concludes international treaties and agreements and conducts negotiations with foreign states in agreement with the government; on the recommendation of the government, appoints and dismisses Georgian ambassadors and other diplomatic representatives; receives the credentials of ambassadors and other diplomatic representatives of foreign states and international organizations in agreement with the government; conclude a constitutional agreement with the Apostolic Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Georgia on behalf of the State of Georgia; nominates a candidate for the office of Prime Minister and appoint a Prime Minister in accordance with the Constitution; assigns the acting Government to perform their official duties until the appointment of the new Government in accordance with the Constitution; declares a martial law and state of emergency; issue decrees having the force of law during a state of emergency or martial law that shall be valid until the end of the state of emergency or martial law, take emergency measures. The decrees shall be submitted to Parliament when it is assembled; nominates before Parliament, appoints, releases, and dismiss officials in accordance with the Constitution, appoint a member of the High Council of Justice as determined by law, participate in the appointment of the Chairperson and members of the Central Election Commission under the procedure and in the cases defined by organic law, nominate candidates for the members of the National Regulatory Authorities to Parliament in agreement with the Government; nominate a candidate for Chairperson of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara for approval by the Supreme Council within 10 days after powers of the newly elected Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara are recognized, after having consulted with the political entities represented in the Supreme Council, by prior consent of the Government of Georgia; on the recommendation of the government and with the consent of Parliament has the right to halt the activities of representative bodies of self-government or territorial units as well as of state bodies; signs and promulgates laws; has the right to dissolve Parliament under certain conditions set by the Constitution; decides questions of citizenship and the granting of political asylum; grants pardons; schedules elections of the President, Parliament and other representative bodies; is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces; and appoints members of the National Security Council, chairs its meetings. Appoints and dismisses military commanders in agreement with the government. The president of Georgia issue decrees, edicts, and ordinances, also orders as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Georgia, to exercise constitutional powers. The President of Georgia
President of Georgia
also exercises other powers defined in the Constitution.[2] Legal acts of the president require countersignature from the Prime Minister. Exceptions are: The acts of the President issued during martial law; order of the President, except as directly provided for by the Constitution; the legal acts of the President of Georgia
President of Georgia
that, under the Constitution, have been issued on the recommendation of the Government or that have been preliminarily approved by the Government. Countersignature shall not be required also for the legal acts of the President of Georgia
President of Georgia
that relate to: scheduling of elections and dissolution of Parliament on the basis of Article 80 of the Constitution, convocation of first meeting of the newly elected Parliament, also of a special meeting or session of Parliament; signing and promulgation of laws, also return of draft laws with comments to Parliament; nomination, appointment, and dismissal of officials defined by the Constitution unless otherwise provided for by the Constitution; appealing to the court or the Constitutional Court; nomination of a candidate for Prime Minister and appointment of the Prime Minister; imposition of temporary obligations on the Government under Article 80(1) of the Constitution; granting of state awards and special ranks; granting and termination of citizenship; requesting to consideran issue at the meeting of the Government as determined by Article 78(6); activities of the Administration of President and the National Security Council; declaration or revocation of martial law; granting pardons to convicts. Any legal act of the President that requires countersigning shall be promulgated and shall give rise to legal consequences only in the case of countersignature. In the case of countersignature, the responsibility for legal acts shall rest with the Government.[2] The President enjoys immunity. During his/her period in office, he/she may not be arrested, and no criminal proceedings may be instigated against him/her. In the event that the President violates the Constitution, betrays the state or commits other crimes, Parliament may remove him/her from office with the approval of the Constitutional Court.[2] Security of the President of Georgia
President of Georgia
is provided by the Special
Special
State Protection Service.[3] Oath
Oath
of office[edit] On the third Sunday after the presidential elections the inauguration is held, where the President takes an oath before God and the Nation:[2]

“ მე საქართველოს პრეზიდენტი, ღვთისა და ერის წინაშე ვაცხადებ, რომ დავიცავ საქართველოს კონსტიტუციას, ქვეყნის დამოუკიდებლობას, ერთიანობასა და განუყოფლობას, კეთილსინდისიერად აღვასრულებთ პრეზიდენტის მოვალეობას, ვიზრუნებ ჩემი ქვეყნის მოქალაქეთა უსაფრთხოებისა და კეთილდღეობისათვის, ჩემი ხალხის და მამულის აღორძინებისა და ძლევამოსილებისათვის! ”

“ me, sakartvelos prezidenti, ghvt'isa da eris tsinashe vats'khadeb, rom davits'av sak'art'velos konstituts'ias, k'veqnis damoukideblobas, ert'ianobasa da ganuq'op'lobas, ket'ilsindisierad aghvasrulebt' prezidentis movaleobas, vizruneb ch'emi k'veqnis mok'alak'et'a usap'rt'khoebisa da ket'ildgheobisat'vis, ch'emi khalkhis da mamulis aghordzinebisa da dzlevamosilebisat'vis! ”

“ I, the President of Georgia, solemnly pledge before God and my nation to defend the Constitution of Georgia and the independence, unity and inseparability of my country. I will honestly perform the duties of President. I will protect the welfare and security of my people, and will care for the revival and might of my Nation and Fatherland. ”

Standard[edit] The standard is adapted from the national flag of Georgia, charged in the center with the Georgian coat of arms. Copies of the standard are used inside the President's office, at the Chancellery Building, other state agencies, and as a car flag on vehicles bearing the President within Georgian territory.[citation needed] History of office[edit] After Georgia formally seceded from the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
on 9 April 1991, the Supreme Council voted, on 14 April, to create the post of executive President, and appointed Zviad Gamsakhurdia
Zviad Gamsakhurdia
to the office pending the holding of direct elections. In the nationwide elections to this post, on 26 May 1991, Gamsakhurdia won a landslide victory, becoming the first President of the Republic of Georgia. Gamsakhurdia was ousted in a military coup d'état in January 1992. He continued to function as a president-in-exile until his death in a failed attempt to regain power in December 1993. In the post-coup absence of legitimate power, a position of the Head of State was introduced for Georgia's new leader Eduard Shevardnadze on 10 March 1992. After the adoption of a new Constitution on 24 August 1995, the post of President was restored. Shevardnadze was elected to presidency on 5 November 1995, and reelected on 9 April 2000. He resigned under pressure of mass demonstrations known as Rose Revolution on 23 November 2003. After Nino Burjanadze's brief tenure as an Acting President, Mikheil Saakashvili
Mikheil Saakashvili
was elected on 4 January 2004. He did not serve his full first term, but voluntarily resigned to defuse tensions in the aftermath of the 2007 Georgian demonstrations and brought the presidential elections forward from the original date in autumn 2008. He was reelected on 5 January 2008. List of presidents of Georgia[edit]

For leaders before independence, see List of leaders of Georgia

№ Name (Born–Died) Picture Term Took Office Left Office Party

1 Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939–1993)

1 14 April 1991 (Appointed) 26 May 1991 (Inaugurated) 6 January 1992 (Deposed) Round Table – Free Georgia

2 Eduard Shevardnadze (1928–2014)

1 26 November 1995 (Inaugurated) 30 April 2000 Union of Citizens of Georgia

2 30 April 2000 (Inaugurated) 23 November 2003 (Resigned)

— Nino Burjanadze (1964–) (acting)

23 November 2003 25 January 2004 United National Movement

3 Mikheil Saakashvili (1967–)

1 25 January 2004 (Inaugurated) 25 November 2007

— Nino Burjanadze (1964–) (acting)

25 November 2007 20 January 2008

(3) Mikheil Saakashvili (1967–)

2 20 January 2008 (Inaugurated) 17 November 2013

4 Giorgi Margvelashvili (1969–)

1 17 November 2013 (Inaugurated) Incumbent Georgian Dream

See also[edit]

Presidential Administration of Georgia

References[edit]

^ (in Georgian) (in Russian) The Law of the Republic of Georgia on the Introduction of the Post of President of the Republic of Georgia Archived 20 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. The Parliament of Georgia Archive. Accessed on 17 April 2011 ^ a b c d e f Constitution of Georgia. Chapter 4. Articles 69–77. Legislative Herald Of Georgia. Retrieved on 16 September 2016 ^ History. Special
Special
State Protection Service of Georgia. Accessed on 24 April 2011

External links[edit]

Official Site of the President of Georgia

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