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Do You Know Your Candidates?  - The Tbilisi mayoral elections are just a few weeks away, but what do people really know about the candidates leading the race? Here are a few strange and interesting facts about each of them to get you started.  - Do you know your candidates?  
Davit Narmania 
As Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, the ministry spent 800 million GEL on infrastructure, 130 million GEL more than in 2012. 

He has a PhD in economics and is a full professor at the Tbilisi State University. 

He promises to plant 1,000,000 trees during his mayoral term. 

Nikoloz Melia
Charged in 20013 with abuse of power while serving as head of the enforcement bureau in a case related to Cartu bank. He denies the charges.

2. He was charged with hooliganism for being involved in a late night brawl at a Tbilisi restaurant in May 2013.

3. He promises to reduce metro and bus ticket prices from 50 to 20 Tetri. 



Dimitri Lortkipanidze 
He has 8 children and is expecting a 9th. 

He dislikes men with piercings. 

His main priority will be the restoration and refurbishment of damaged houses.  

Asmat Tkabladze 
She is an actress with no political experience.  

She ran for MP of the Vake district in 2001 but lost to Saakashvili. 

She wants to renew the central heating system in Tbilisi, which was used during Soviet times.

The Tbilisi mayoral elections are just a few weeks away, but what do people really know about the candidates leading the race? Here are a few strange and interesting facts about each of them to get you started.

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