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Saakashvili’s Party Concedes Defeat, Georgia Set for Transition

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Georgia is heading into a political transition after voters used parliamentary elections to knock the ruling party of President Mikheil Saakashvili from power. One day after claiming victory at the polls, President Saakashvili conceded defeat Tuesday to the Georgian Dream coalition led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. Mr. Saakashvili pledged in a televised statement to help […]

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Saakashvili’s Party Concedes Defeat, Georgia Set for Transition

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Georgia is heading into a political transition after voters used parliamentary elections to knock the ruling party of President Mikheil Saakashvili from power. One day after claiming victory at the polls, President Saakashvili conceded defeat Tuesday to the Georgian Dream coalition led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. Mr. Saakashvili pledged in a televised statement to help […]

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Georgia Ruling Party Concedes Defeat in Parliamentary Election

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has conceded defeat for his ruling party in Monday’s parliamentary election, handing victory to an opposition coalition led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. Mr. Saakashvili pledged in a televised statement to help the opposition with the process of forming a new government. Election commission officials on Tuesday said Ivanishvili’s Georgia Dream was […]

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Both Sides Claiming Victory in Georgia

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Both sides are claiming victory in Georgia’s parliamentary election, even with the outcome far from certain. Pro-Russian billionaire businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream coalition is challenging President Mikhail Saakashvili’s United National Movement for control of parliament. Exit polls give Georgia Dream the lead, based on the count of votes for party lists. This accounts for […]

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Exit Polls: Georgia Opposition Leads Parliamentary Vote

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls in Georgia have given an early edge to the opposition coalition in Monday’s parliamentary vote, but the lead may not translate into a victory. A state television exit poll says pro-Russian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili’s group “Georgian Dream” leads with 35-percent of the vote over President Mikheil Saakashvili’s ruling United National Movement’s 30 percent. […]

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Georgia Votes in Pivotal Parliamentary Election

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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People voted across Georgia Monday in a parliamentary election that analysts say could determine the direction of the former Soviet republic. Monday’s vote pitted President Mikheil Saakashvili’s ruling United National Movement against Georgian Dream – a coalition founded by pro-Russian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. More than 51,000 international election monitors and observers kept an eye on […]

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Saakashvili: Georgia Election to Decide ‘Important and Crucial’ Question

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Georgian President President Mikheil Saakashvili says Monday’s parliamentary election will decide a very important and crucial question about the country’s future. Voters are choosing candidates for 150 seats in parliament. Georgia has changed the constitution to give the prime minister many of the powers now held by the president. Parliament will name a new prime […]

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Saakashvili: Georgia Election to Decide ‘Important and Crucial’ Question

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Georgian President President Mikhail Saakashvili says Monday’s parliamentary election will decide a very important and crucial question about the country’s future. Voters are choosing candidates for 150 seats in parliament. Georgia has changed the constitution to give the prime minister many of the powers now held by the president. Parliament will name a new prime […]

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Saakashvili: Georgia Election to Decide ‘Important and Crucial’ Question

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Georgian President President Mikhail Saakashvili says Monday’s parliamentary election will decide a very important and crucial question about the country’s future. Voters will choose candidates for 150 seats in parliament. Georgia has changed the constitution to give the prime minister many of the powers now held by the president. Parliament will name a new prime […]

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Georgian Parties Hold Final Pre-Election Rallies

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Supporters of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili have held their final political rallies in preparation for parliamentary elections on Monday. Incoming lawmakers will select the next prime minister, who will be granted some presidential powers after Mr. Saakashvili finishes his term next year. President Saakashvili and his United National Movement drew […]

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