Mikheil Saakashvili

Georgian rivals spark viral online spoofs

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili (left) and Bidzina Ivanishvili (right) the likely new prime minister, go to meet the press before their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Tbilisi, on Tuesday. Photo: AP

From macho disaster-movie stars to a couple on a catastrophic date gone wrong, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and victorious rival Bidzina Ivanishvili’s grim-faced first meeting sparked a wave of satirical online spoofs.

Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 9:36pm

Briefs, October 4, 2012

Marcello De Finizio makes his stand at St Peter's. Photo: AP

Besieged Saakashvili refuses to resign

4 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

Saakashvili concedes defeat in Georgia polls

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. Photo: AFP

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.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Georgia tensions rise after close-run polls

Opposition supporters reacts on the street in Tbilisi Georgia on Monday. Photo: AP

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.

2 Oct 2012 - 10:33am

Polls open in Georgia parliamentary elections

Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili looks at his son Nikoloz while his wife, Sandra Roelofs, enters the voting booth at a polling station in Tbilisi. Photo: AFP

Georgians on Monday started voting in parliamentary polls with the ruling party facing a billionaire-led opposition in a tense contest after a torture scandal, a correspondent reported.

1 Oct 2012 - 2:50pm