Saakashvili’s party has nominated TV host for the post of mayor of Tbilisi

© RIA Novosti / Rockamerica in Photobacterium Tbilisi. Archival photoSaakashvili’s party has nominated TV host for the post of mayor of Tbilisi© RIA Novosti / Rockamerica the image Bank

The opposition party of the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili «United national movement» presented at the post of mayor of Tbilisi candidacy presenter of news and the Deputy Director General of the TV company «Rustavi 2» Zaal, Udumashvili.

Last week, Udumashvili met with Saakashvili in Kiev. On returning to Tbilisi, he announced that he had received from the former President’s offer to run for mayor of the Georgian capital.

Members of the party and its supporters gathered Monday in the centre of Tbilisi to formally present the candidate to the post of mayor. The performance of party leaders was broadcast by the Georgian television. The Chairman of the party Nika Melia has presented the candidacy of Udumashvili.

«I accept the call and connect to the decisive fight to save Tbilisi. For many years you had listened to me in their homes, listened and learned all that is happening in our country. It’s time to listen to you… It’s time to listen and find out what you are missing that you need for a better life,» said Udumashvili during the performance.

Regular elections to local governments planned for the autumn. The candidate of the ruling party «Georgian dream» has not yet officially introduced, but the authorities previously announced that they will be energy Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and a famous former football player Kakha Kaladze.