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Friday, December 28 2007, #248 (1515)

Embattled Georgian tycoon drops presidential bid

Billionaire presidential candidate Badri Patarkatsishvili, accused of plotting a violent coup in January, has withdrawn from the race. (more)

With Imedi TV off-air, opposition candidate slams remaining networks for alleged bias

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)

Tbilisi gets concerts, ice rink for New Year’s gifts

For celebrating New Years’, you could do worse than Tbilisi. (more)

Five more years?

Profile: Mikheil Saakashvili (more)

The Week in Brief

Words of the Day

Press Scanner

“Early presidential elections to be held in Upper Abkhazia” (more)

Review: Ensemble Rustavi

Ensemble Rustavi charity performance enjoyable but unexceptional (more)

The Interior Ministry puts forward a prettier face

On December 26, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) held the Miss MIA 2007 beauty pageant at the Night Office club. (more)

The Week in Ink


Did Imedi TV staff make the right choice in suspending broadcasts?
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
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