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Friday, December 14 2007, #239 (1506)

The last president of Georgia?

Profile: Levan Gachechiladze
This is the first in the Messenger’s series of profiles of the seven presidential candidates. (more)

No UN confirmation for Tbilisi’s claims of Abkhaz violations

UNOMIG has said the situation on the ground cannot confirm Tbilisi and secessionist authorities’ respective claims about military buildups in the Abkhazian conflict zone. (more)

No government guarantees of immunity for Patarkatsishvili

Representatives of independent presidential candidate Badri Patarkatsishvili claimed on December 13 the government are trying to stop him from launching his campaign, after it emerged that the Imedi TV founder will not receive additional guarantees of immunity if he returns to Georgia. (more)

‘Murder victim’ turns up alive

On December 13, Human Rights Ombudsman Sozar Subari urged the prosecutor general to reconsider a murder case after it emerged that the alleged victim is in fact still alive. (more)

Sunshine and cow dung keeping Racha villagers warm

Some lucky Racha residents are enjoying a warmer winter this year thanks to an international development program and some clever alternative energy technologies. (more)

The Week in Brief

Words of the Day

Press Scanner

Press Scanner

“Ukraine calls on all Georgian political forces to come together” (more)

Review: “Terenti Graneli”

Intense pantomime show ‘not to be missed’ (more)

The Week in Ink

Cartoonist V. Shioshvili's take on the week's events.

Have you watched Imedi since it came back on-air? Will its presence affect the election campaigns?
Who would you like to see as the next president of Georgia?
Levan Gachechiladze
Davit Gamkrelidze
Gia Maisashvili
Shalva Natelashvili
Badri Patarkatsishvili
Mikheil Saakashvili
Irina Sarishvili free polls
Thursday, December 13
Day - Overcast.
High: 44° F. / 7° C.
Night - Partly Cloudy.
Low: 35° F. / 2° C.
Friday, December 14
Day - Scattered Clouds.
High: 50° F. / 10° C.
Night - Overcast.
Low: 35° F. / 2° C.
Saturday, December 15
Day - Partly Cloudy.
High: 42° F. / 6° C.
Night - Scattered Clouds.
Low: 33° F. / 1° C.
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