Zurab Zhvania

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Zurab Zhvania
ზურაბ ჟვანია
4th Prime Minister of Georgia
In office
17 February 2004 – 3 February 2005
PresidentMikheil Saakashvili
Preceded byOffice established; Himself as the State Minister of Georgia
Succeeded byMikheil Saakashvili (Acting)
State Minister of Georgia
In office
7 November 2003 – 17 February 2004
PresidentMikheil Saakashvili
Preceded byAvtandil Jorbenadze
Succeeded byOffice abolished; himself as the Prime Minister of Georgia
Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia
In office
25 November 1995 – 1 November 2001
PresidentEduard Shevardnadze
Preceded byOffice established;
Eduard Shevardnadze as the Chairman of the Parliament - Head of State of Georgia;
Vakhtang Goguadze as the Speaker of the Parliament
Succeeded byNino Burjanadze
Member of the Parliament of Georgia
In office
25 November 1995 – 5 February 2004
General Secretary of the Union of Citizens of Georgia
Personal details
Born9 December 1963 (1963-12-09)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR (now Georgia)
Died3 February 2005 (2005-02-04) (aged 41)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Political partyUnited National Movement (2003-2005)
United Democrats (2002-2003)
Union of Citizens of Georgia (1995-2002)
Green Party of Georgia (1992-1995)
Alma materTbilisi State University

Zurab Zhvania (Georgian: ზურაბ ჟვანია; 9 December 1963 – 3 February 2005) was a Georgian politician, who was Prime Minister of Georgia and Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia. In 1995 he became the chairman of parliament and was speaker to 1999. In 2003, Zhvania united with other opposition leaders, Burdjanadze and Saakashvili, held non-violent protests against the government ended with Rose Revolution and resignation of Eduard Shevardnaze. Zhvania became prime minister and served until his death in 2005.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Avtandil Jorbenadze
State Minister of Georgia
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Prime Minister of Georgia
Succeeded by
Zurab Nogaideli