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Who are the most balanced and most eccentric political figures in Georgia?

Wednesday, February 3
"I think that the most balanced politician at the present moment is Temur Yakobashvili, Minister of Reintegration. As for the most eccentric, the most appropriate candidate is our President, I consider."
Natia, marketing manager, 32

"This is not a very difficult question. The most balanced is Parliament speaker, Davit Bakradze, who never behaves inappropriately, and the present Tbilisi Mayor, Gigi Ugulava also falls into that category. I respect him because he never insults his opponents. As for the most eccentric, I have two candidates, Mikheil Saakashvili and Shalva Natelashvili."
Giorgia, student, 21

"I like Aleksandre Kvitashvili most of all and consider him the most solid person in Georgian politics. As for the most eccentric, Shalva Natelashvili is really unchallengeable in this respect."
Keti, doctor, 34

“Well in my opinion the most balanced politician in Georgia is Gigi Ugulava. I like him very much, everything he does is for our capital, pensioners and students and I think this is most important for the city’s Mayor. I am proud of him and he can be called a very good and responsible Mayor.”
Nodo, economist, 28

“The most balanced politician is Irakli Alasania and the most eccentric is Gia Maisashvili. This is my personal opinion and I will not argue with anyone at all.”
Nino, Programme Assistant, 25

“I think that the most eccentric person in Georgian politics is Shalva Natelashvili. He is very emotional and his statements are always very funny and very non-standard.”
Natela, teacher, 56

“Of course the most eccentric political figure in Georgia is our President Mikheil Saakashvili. I think it is not necessary to explain why he is the most eccentric, all of us know it and see it every day sitting at home and watching television. Unfortunately not only we see it but the whole world.”
Levani, engineer, 34

“I think Irakli Alasania is the most balanced political figure while Soso Shatberashvili is the most eccentric one. I have evidence to support this. Alasania is always restrained in domestic or international interviews while Shatberashvili is too inadequate in his responses to different issues.”
Nino, interpreter, 22

“What an interesting question. I don’t want to be banal, but I think our President is quite an eccentric person who is inadequate in any situation. As for the most solid one, I can’t make any suggestions because politics is a sort of a game which all our politicians misplay.”
Beka, student, 19