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PHOTO CAPTION: Mikheil Saaskashvili and his wife prepare to drive to airport for state visit to Azerbaijan.

Georgian President Drives Himself in Nissan LEAF Electric Car

Accused of extravagant spending Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili now drives what is said to be his personal car, a Nissan LEAF.

Published: 04-Mar-2013

He may be more used to being whisked across town in an armoured limousine - flanked by jeeps laden with security.

But Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has proven he is just like the rest of us - by taking a lift to Tbilisi airport in a modest urban hatchback, with just his wife as his protection.

Mr Saakashvili drove the car - his own personal vehicle - to the airport ahead of an official visit to neighbouring Azerbaijan, to prove a political point amid criticism over his opulent lifestyle.

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