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Tuesday, November 27 2007, #226 (1493)

The race is on

22 prospective candidates registered their intent to run in the January 5 presidential election by the Monday deadline, Central Elections Commission (CEC) chair Levan Tarkhnishvili confirmed. (more)

In televised interview, Saakashvili defends Imedi decision, promises to do more to address poverty

Mikheil Saakashvili restated his government’s case for the shutdown of Imedi TV to journalist Inga Grigolia in a lengthy interviewed aired by Rustavi 2 on Sunday night. (more)

More delays in Okruashvili’s trial as lawyer alleges political persecution

The trial of Irakli Okruashvili, a fugitive ex-minister and would-be opposition leader, was delayed yet again on November 26 after Okruashvili’s lawyer refused to continue with the proceedings. (more)

News in Brief

Words of the Day

Press Scanner

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“Zurab Tkemaladze: Mikheil Saakashvili has very little chance of winning the presidential election!” (more)

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