For People party leader and Tbilisi mayoral candidate, Ana Dolidze, says she does not plan to undergo a drug test in the manner it is done in Georgia.
In the politician's words, they breach citizens' constitutional rights.
''The civilized world uses a hair sample to do drug tests. We still employ a soviet method _ we have to satisfy our basic urges in the presence of the public officer. I will not undergo a drug test in this manner; I will opt for a civilized method instead,'' Dolidze told Rustavi 2.
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.