As Georgians head to the polls today, read Daisy Sindelar's profile of Bidzina Ivanishvili, the leader of the Georgian Dream opposition.
Follow the #gvote hashtag on Twitter for live updates.
Our Georgian Service is live blogging the elections (in Georgian). Follow it here. (NOTE: Google translate handles Georgian)
Via RFE/RL's Georgian Service: ballot shortage in district N30 near Batumi
"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