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Tuesday, May 27 2008, #097 (1613)

Opposition rallies on Independence Day

Opposition supporters marched through central Tbilisi yesterday to demand repeat elections, promising to return to prevent the next parliament from convening. (more)

UN: Russian fighter downed Georgian spy plane

A Russian jet shot down an unmanned Georgian reconnaissance plane over breakaway Abkhazia last month, a UN investigation concluded in a report released yesterday. (more)

Republican MP-elect splits with party, says he will sit in parliament

Newly-elected majoritarian MP Roman Marsagishvili, who ran on the Republican ticket in Kazbegi district, said on May 24 that he would break with the party by sitting in parliament when its first session convenes rather than boycotting. (more)

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Adjara gears up for tourist season

Adjara, Georgia’s busiest summer holidaying hotspot, is gearing up for the tourist season. (more)

Construction to start on Turkish section of Baku–Tbilisi–Kars railway

Construction will begin on the Turkish section of the Baku–Tbilisi–Kars railway on June 12. (more)

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