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How would you gauge the election campaign in Georgia? What do you like and dislike?

Friday, August 24
"I would negatively assess it indeed, as the authorities are concentrated on violence, instead of concentrating on political programs. The ruling party uses all the administrative tools to somehow press its main rival."
Teona, physiologist, 27

"The pre-election campaign is extremely unfair. The National Movement has never had such a strong competitor and now they are trying to undermine and devastate them."
Arsen, architect, 30

“I do not like the fact that the parties spend more time on abusing each other rather than introducing their election programs. For example, I was interested to know how Kakha Kukava, leader of Free Georgia imagined the future of Georgia, but instead I read how dangerous Saakashvili is and how he has damaged the Georgian population. People know everything and they are less interested to know more. Georgians are too emotional and that is our main problem.”
Gaioz, Interpreter, 36

"I find every election campaign quite similar and dull. Everyone is just trying to show superiority over their opponents not by promoting their own positive qualities, but by uncovering others' shortcomings. I do not feel excited with the upcoming parliamentary elections: no one has made a special impression on me and I do not want to cast my vote in vain."
Avto, Driver, 46

“I like that each party is actively involved in the election campaign. Compared to the former years, it is something new. However, I don’t like that the pre-election period has coincided with the summer period and even during vacation time, people speak mainly only on politics.”
Mano, Journalist, 28

“To tell you the truth, I do not pay attention to any party election campaign and their promises. I am really fed up with these false promises and nothing genuine after the elections.”
Avtandil, Economist, 27

“A well known international organization has stated that there is Leninism aspects to Georgia’s election campaign. What more can I add?”
Eduard. Scientist, 40