Patriarch Ilia is Named 'Person of the Year' in Georgia
Catholicos and Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia is recognized as Person of the Year in the republic, according to the Kviris Palitra weekly.
The patriarch received 47.3 percent of the vote.
The 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 fourth position as he received 8 percent of the votes. The main coach of the Georgian football team Temur Ketsbaia left him behind and took third place with 9.7 percent of the votes.
In the poll, which was conducted by the Kviris Palitra weekly, participated 400 respondents.