Ex-AC Milan star elected as mayor of Tbilisi - FCNaija

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 22/10/2017

Former AC Milan defender Kakha Kaladze has been elected mayor of Georgia's capital city Tbilisi.

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

The 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.

Five time Georgian Footballer of the Year who subsequently resigned from the position in July so he could run for office in Tbilisi, which has a population of 1.2 million people.

Kaladze, who won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Serie A, Coppa Italia and Italian Supercup during a nine-year spell at San Siro, before he retired from football in 2012 to devote himself to politics.