Georgian presidential front-runner aims at multilateralism to thaw frozen conflicts

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Born in exile, the career diplomat Salome Zurabishvili faces a runoff vote after a narrow lead in the first round.

  • Zhanna Nemtsova

In an interview with DW, she stressed the importance of democracy and multipartyism in her country.

Salome Zurabishvili is an independent candidate for the Georgian presidency endorsed by the Georgian Dream party.

Born in Paris to a family of Georgian emigres, she was educated in France and served as a career diplomat, and was appointed ambassador of France to Georgia in 2003.

She left that post to become a foreign minister in then-Prime Minister Mikheil Saakashvili‘s government (2004…

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