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TBILISI, August 20 (Itar-Tass) - Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said he would make wine or engage in political science after the end of his presidential term.
He told a press conference on Tuesday, August 20, that before and after the upcoming presidential election slated for October 27 he would try to learn people’s opinion and facilitate democracy in the country.
He is planning to open a wine training centre in Kakheti and political science training centre in Tbilisi.
The presidential election is slated for October 27. More than 30 candidates have stated their presidential ambitions. According to experts, the main competitors, apart from Margvelashvili, are Nino Burdzhanadze, who was parliament speaker in 2001-2008; David Bakradze who is running from the United National Movement, previously a ruling party; and Shalva Natelashvili, head of the Labour Party.
Incumbent President Mikhail Saakashvili was reelected twice and may not run for a third term. The president in Georgia is elected for a period of five years.