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Game of Thrones Marks Tbilisi's Mayoral Elections

Georgia's capital city, Tbilisi, finally got itself a mayor this weekend after two rounds of voting and the controversial, pre-election arrest of former Mayor Gigi Ugulava. But what some Tbilisi voters seemed more concerned about in the July 12 mayoral run-off was the politically motivated arrest of the Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister.

Writing on their ballots, they asserted that the dwarf jailed in the HBO series for the murder of another character, King Joffrey, is “no criminal,” Netgazeti.ge reported.

In a vote that managed to attract only about 34.3 percent of 920, 019 registered Tbilisi voters, that sentiment was a rare display of activism. Others used their ballots to express a wish for all the government to go to hell, to use a polite paraphrase.

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Game of Thrones Marks Tbilisi's Mayoral Elections

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