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Liveblog: Parliamentary Elections In Georgia

Parliamentary polls in Georgia on October 1 were seen as a key test of competing visions of the country's political course. Follow the elections and their aftermath with RFE/RL.


In Georgia, voters chose between the parties of President Mikheil Saakashvili and his chief rival, Bidzina Ivanishvili.
05:18 1.10.2012

As Georgians head to the polls today, read Daisy Sindelar's profile of Bidzina Ivanishvili, the leader of the Georgian Dream opposition.

05:20 1.10.2012

Follow the #gvote hashtag on Twitter for live updates.

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Our Georgian Service is live blogging the elections (in Georgian). Follow it here. (NOTE: Google translate handles Georgian)

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Via RFE/RL's Georgian Service: ballot shortage in district N30 near Batumi

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"Lots of things are being decided right now in our country for the region, for development, for the future not only of this nation but of what happens to the European dream in this part of the world, what happens to the idea of democracy in this part of the world, what happens to the idea of reforms in this part of the world." - Georgian President Mikheil Sakasshvili speaking to Reuters in Tbilisi today
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, accompanied by his wife Sandra Roelofs (2nd from right) and son Nikoloz, casts his vote during a parliamentary election at a polling station in Tbilisi.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, accompanied by his wife Sandra Roelofs (2nd from right) and son Nikoloz, casts his vote during a parliamentary election at a polling station in Tbilisi.
07:45 1.10.2012

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