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  1. News - World - GEORGIA

    Polls open in Georgia parliamentary elections

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 01:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Tbilisi

    ... scandal, a correspondent reported. President Mikheil Saakashvili’s ruling party was damaged by jail torture revelations which sparked protests and boosted billionaire tycoon Bidzina Ivanishvili’s ... for a fair vote and emphasised that democratic progress is crucial for the small Caucasus republic’s ambitions to join Western institutions like Nato. Saakashvili has promised the “most free, most ...

  2. News - World - GEORGIA

    Saakashvili concedes defeat in Georgia polls

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 07:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Tbilisi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tbilisi Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili conceded defeat on Tuesday in parliamentary polls that handed a shock victory to an opposition coalition led by billionaire tycoon Bidzina Ivanishvili. Although Saakashvili remains president, the defeat of his United National Movement to Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream coalition in Monday’s elections spells ...

  3. News - World - GEORGIA

    Georgian rivals spark viral online spoofs

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 09:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Tbilisi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tbilisi From macho disaster-movie stars to a couple on a catastrophic date gone wrong, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and victorious rival Bidzina ... a huge explosion, as if in a Hollywood action film – a reference to the fiery showdown at last week’s parliamentary polls that saw a shock defeat for Saakashvili’s party. Another montage showed ...

  4. News - World - GEORGIA

    Georgia tensions rise after close-run polls

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 10:26am by Agence France-Presse in Tbilisi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tbilisi Georgia on Tuesday awaited the outcome of hard-fought parliamentary polls as the opposition threatened a dramatic victory over President Mikheil Saakashvili’s long-dominant ruling party. Supporters of billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream opposition coalition celebrated into the night after exit polls offered them hope of winning ...

  5. News - World - GEORGIA

    Giorgi Margvelashvili, ally of Georgian PM Bidzina Ivanishvili, wins election

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 09:21pm by AFP

    ... presidential election victory to replace pro-Western moderniser Mikheil Saakashvili after a decade in charge of the ex-Soviet nation. Giorgi Margvelashvili, a once obscure academic from ... nearest challenger, ex-parliament speaker David Bakradze from Saakashvili's United National Movement (UNM), trailed behind with just under 22 per cent, official results showed. Margvelashvili ...

  6. News - World - GEORGIA

    Stalin statue rises again in his birthplace in Georgia

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The six-metre-tall statue was toppled from its nine-metre pedestal three years ago as vestiges of the totalitarian era in the Caucasus republic were eradicated by pro-Western President Mikheil Saakashvili ... the decision on where and when to restore it is up to the local municipality, said Keti Ebanoidze of the ministry's monument protection office. Saakashvili said he was outraged by the town's ...

  7. American conservatives have lost the plot

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... unstable president, Mikheil Saakashvili, was especially foolish, as evidence continues to accumulate that Georgia was the aggressor. Georgia has a convoluted history typical of Central Asia. There was no obvious reason to support either side when war with Russia erupted in August. True, Mr Saakashvili is American-educated and took power with US support. But he has exhibited a brutal edge. Today ...

  8. News - World

    Briefs, October 4, 2012

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Besieged Saakashvili refuses to resign TBILISI- Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili's party yesterday rejected calls for him to resign following the stunning opposition election ... which cautiously welcomed the result. But the opposition leader has already called on the president to resign immediately, a demand that Saakashvili's party warned could cause ...

  9. News - World

    Seven soldiers killed by Taliban suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 04:08pm by Reuters in Kabul

    ... Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said in a televised address. “Our duty to their memory is to continue our path towards NATO membership.” Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, claimed ...

  10. News - World

    Briefs, October 10, 2012

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream once flowed on the planet. AP   Georgian president graceful in defeat TBILISI- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili promised a peaceful ... coalition over Saakashvili's once dominant party in last week's hard-fought parliamentary polls had raised fears of political turmoil. But Ivanishvili, standing next to Saakashvili ...




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