Georgian ex-president: Billionaire may be good president

Georgia Materials 10 October 2011 14:59 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 10 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /

Georgian ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze has advised billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili to strengthen his security. Last week, Ivanishvili spoke about his political ambitions.

"He must not repeat Badri Patarkatsishvili's mistake," Shevardnadze said in an interview with the Georgian edition of Asaval-Dasavali on Monday. "He must first strengthen his security to avoid any incidents."

Shevardnadze said Patarkatsishvili, who died of a heart attack in London several years ago, was killed.

The ex-president thinks Ivanishvili's candidacy for president is ideal.