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Opposition Coalition Accuses CEC of Corruption, Nepotism

The Strength is in Unity, UNM-led political platform of ten opposition parties, is accusing the Central Election Commission of nepotistic appointments in the election administration. The accusations against CEC were first voiced on August 10. Giorgi Vashadze of the New Georgia party, who serves as the coalition’s presidential campaign manager, …

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UNM, Seven Opposition Parties Agree to Join Forces for Presidential Polls

The United National Movement and seven non-parliamentary parties agreed to form a new opposition platform for the October presidential elections “to change the government,” and to put an end to “the oligarchic rule” in Georgia. The announcement was made following the April 28-29 political consultations in Amsterdam with ex-President Mikheil …

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President Announces Tentative Date for Municipal Polls

President Giorgi Margvelashvili, June 27, 2017. Photo: President of Georgia President Giorgi Margvelashvili announced today that municipal elections will be held at the end of the third week of October, 2017. “It is important for political parties to have a predictable electoral environment and today, four months earlier, upon joint …

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UNM Names Mayoral Candidate in Tbilisi

Zaal Udumashvili will enter the mayoral race in Tbilisi, June 26, 2017. Photo: screenshot from facebook.com/zalikoudumashvili/ Zaal Udumashvili, long-time anchor and deputy director general of Rustavi 2 TV, will enter the mayoral race in Tbilisi on behalf of the United National Movement, while Nika Melia, head of the party’s political council, …

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Making do with the crew

By Hans Gutbrod Turnout decided the election. More so than usual this parliamentary election was decided by who came to vote. Little more than 25% of the population has given the Georgian Dream a massive majority in the parliament. A ruling party that has not collapsed on itself will typically …

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Yes, he may

Trump’s election can change the world a heartbeat Early summer 1914 was tranquil, with international instability of the previous several years seemingly wearing down. When people opened newspapers and read that Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria had been murdered in Sarajevo on 28 June, few granted exceptional significance to that …

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