Kakha Kaladze: Ex-AC Milan defender elected Tbilisi mayor – BBC

17:34, 22 October 2017
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Former AC Milan defender Kakha Kaladze has been elected mayor of Georgia's capital city Tbilisi, according to the BBC.

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The 39-year-old won 51% of the vote in Saturday's municipal election, the BBC reported.

Kaladze, who won the Champions League twice during a nine-year spell with Milan, retired from football in 2012 to devote himself to politics.

Read alsoGeorgia addresses Poland over ex-President Saakashvili - mediaThe former Georgia captain campaigned alongside billionaire tycoon Bidzina Ivanishvili to challenge then-president Mikheil Saakashvili.

Kaladze, who won 83 caps for his country, became energy minister in October that year after Ivanishvili's coalition won a shock parliamentary election victory over Saakashvili's party.

He resigned from that position in July so he could run for office in Tbilisi, which has a population of 1.2 million people.

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