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Monday, December 24 2007, #245 (1512)

Georgian tycoon’s campaign head recorded detailing coup plot

Authorities have released a secretly recorded videotape of Badri Patarkatsishvili’s presidential campaign head allegedly detailing a planned coup d’etat for January 6. (more)

Patarkatsishvili says tape proves government assassination plot

Wealthy presidential candidate Badri Patarkatsishvili has told a British paper of an alleged plot by the Georgian Interior Ministry to have him assassinated and blame Russia for the deed. (more)

OSCE monitoring report faults Central Election Commission, but says election laws are adequate

An OSCE election observation mission released its first report on December 21, saying Georgia’s election laws are “generally conducive to the conduct of democratic elections, if implemented in good faith,” but raising concerns over allegations of campaign violations and last-minute amendments to election laws. (more)

Discharged Russian peacekeepers detained near Poti

Georgian military police detained three Russian peacekeepers, apparently just after they were discharged from service, near the western port town of Poti on December 22. (more)

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“Incumbent Mikheil Saakashvili met with voters in Tskaltubo and Samtredia” (more)

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