Ex-PM and Tbilisi mayoral candidate Giorgi Gakharia has undergone a drug test in Austria and told journalists that the result will be publicized.
''After Monday's briefing, I flew to Austria in Turkish Airlines. I returned the same evening. As soon as the results arrive, I will provide you with detailed information. The result will be public,'' he stated.
Earlier, Georgian Dream mayoral candidate Kakha Kaladze passed a drug test and noted that no traces of drugs had been found in his system. He called on his colleagues to follow suit.
Georgian Dream Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze said that he would no longer have questions if the former PM and current mayoral candidate Giorgi Gakharia agreed to undergo the drug test that very day. However, later Gakharia stated that the Samkharauli Forensic Bureau was contriving a scheme against him, which is why he planned to undergo a drug test abroad.
UNM Chairman and Tbilisi mayoral candidate Nika Melia said that he has no problem with undergoing medical examination, and he had repeatedly done so before.
Georgian Dream _ Democratic Georgia Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze stated earlier that Gakharia has developed an addiction to drugs lately, and his addiction is now so strong that he cannot go without drugs even for a week.