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Georgian Politicians Brawl On Live TV


The fistfight between parliamentary candidates Polad Khalikov and Vepkhia Gurgenishvili erupted live on Qvemo Kartli TV on September 21.

The fistfight between parliamentary candidates Polad Khalikov and Vepkhia Gurgenishvili erupted live on Qvemo Kartli TV on September 21.

Two Georgian politicians have brawled during a television debate ahead of general elections next month.

The fistfight between parliamentary candidates Polad Khalikov and Vepkhia Gurgenishvili erupted live on Qvemo Kartli TV on September 21.

Khalikov, a candidate for the Industrial political bloc, called Gurgenishvili of the Democratic Movement "scum," prompting the latter to throw a pen, which led to the fight.

The studio producers interfered and pulled the two politicians apart.

Elections in Georgia are scheduled for October 8.

Based on reporting by The Guardian and the BBC
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