It is said that Kaladze received 51.4% of votes, while two of his closest competitors received 17.53% and 16.33% respectively. 13 people ran for the post of mayor.
Kakha Kaladze represents the political party Georgian Dream that was founded in 2012 as opposition to then-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili.
Kakhaber "Kakha" Kaladze is a Georgian politician and retired footballer, who played as a defender. He played for the Georgia national team from 1996 to 2011. He also played for Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, and Genoa.