“Since the [parliamentary] elections I see a psychological problem: the prime minister [Bidzina Ivanishvili] primarily, but not only he, is obsessed with [President] Mikheil Saakashvili and the United National Movement (UNM). The prime minister finds it very difficult to speak about any other topic but Mikheil Saakashvili and the UNM,” a professor of the Ilia State University, Ghia Nodia, said in Rustavi 2 TV program, Pozitsia, on 30 April.
According to Nodia, one could understand a purely negative campaign against the president and the UNM before the October parliamentary election as Bidzina Ivanishvili’s key mission was to replace the then existing government. However, quite a long period has passed since the change in the government and maintaining such an attitude is nothing else but obsession.
“I do not think that is a rational behavior. I think, it is a problem which requires psychological research. An explanation to this may be that as an authority you are not successful and always switch any topic of discussion to how bad the former government was. This may be a rational explanation but I do not think that this is the only reason,” Ghia Nodia contended.