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Do you agree that citizens of EU states should be able to take part in Georgian parliamentary elections?

Thursday, April 12
"Well, I am not sure. Actually, I think there is nothing wrong if we have foreign citizens in Parliament but there should be certain criteria, e.g. it must be obligatory to know the Georgian language very well and to know Georgia and its history."
Maka, Student, 21

"No way! It is unacceptable to me and I am sure for most Georgians. It is done because of Ivanishvili and I have never heard to change the Constitution because of one man. It is shameful. If they dare make changes in this regard, I am sure people will protest it very seriously."
Natalia, Teacher, 29

“I guess that this law is about Bidzina Ivanishvili and I agree [with it], as he will be able to take part in the elections. However, I also think that very soon the law will be abolished.”
Rezo, Bank employee, 21

“Why not? I am not against it.”
Anna, Journalist, 35

“My response is no, no, and no…”
Irakli, Employed, 27

“I don’t think it’s a good idea to let people from the EU participate in Georgian elections. People have been complaining about the legislative changes carried out because of Ivanishvili’s entrance to the political arena but adoption of this law would be the continuation of the government’s policy.”
Nugzar, Lawyer, 47

“I respect Bidzina Ivanishvili very much but I don’t approve of the endless remaking of Georgian legislation.”
Lia, Housewife, 39

“I think every country should have a well-written legislation which entitles its citizens with equal rights. In this term I would discourage the changes made in some laws against Bidzina Ivanishvili – he, as a Georgian man, shouldn’t have been deprived of citizenship but I don’t think it is enough reason to allow EU members to participate in Georgian elections. Ivanishvili should be given back his citizenship and let our government wake up before it is time!”
Mikheil, Pensioner, 67

“No indeed, it is one thing is to grant citizenship to a person who was born in Georgia without any artificial obstacles, [it is] another thing to grant Georgian citizenship to a not-Georgia-related EU citizen.”
Kakha, Lawyer, 28

“Why not? If they are ethnic Georgian or are somehow related to Georgia.”
Lika, Credit officer, 23