2010-12-28 15:13:00

Patriarch Ilia is named Person of the Year in Georgia

*** Saakashvili wins the forth position in the poll

Tbilisi, December 28, Interfax - Catholicos and Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia is recognized a Person of the Year in the republic, according to the Kviris Palitra weekly.

47.3 per cent of respondents voted for the Patriarch.

Well-known in Georgia opera singer and head of a charitable foundation Paata Burchuladze takes the second place as 18.3 percent of respondents voted for him.

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili won the forth position as he got eight per cent of voices. Main coach of the Georgian football team Temur Ketsbaia left him behind and took the third place with 9,7 per cent of votes.

400 respondents participated in the poll conducted by the Kviris Palitra weekly.