Kakha Kaladze, charged with keeping Georgia's lights on
Retired soccer stars have taken up all kinds of unlikely jobs, but AC Milan onetime defender Kakha Kaladze takes the prize for the most unpredictable career change. The former captain of Georgia's national soccer team, and a little bit of a national sex symbol, Kaladze has been nominated to become the Georgian minister of energy and natural resources.
His lack of professional experience notwithstanding, parliament, which has not yet reconvened, is not likely to oppose the nomination.
With Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream holding the majority over Saakashvili's United National Movement by a 20-seat margin, the legislature is expected to make an easy spot-kick of all the Ivanishvili nominees into the government.
All that remains is for Georgia to see how many soccer players it takes to screw in the nation’s light bulbs.