President of Georgia in 1991. Won elections held October 28, 1990 with his electoral bloc "Round Table - Free Georgia" and was elected chairman of the supreme council in November of the same year. Became first elected president of Georgia in March 1991. Forced to leave Georgia in January 1992 by a Russian led coup, bringing Shevardnadze in. Allowed back in Georgia under public pressure in September 1993. Died on the last day of 1993.