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  1. The Georgian Political Shuffle: A Chat With The ExpertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Weekday Magazine

    It was a diverse and unwieldy coalition that was formed for one reason and one reason only -- defeating former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and his ruling United National Movement. And as soon as that goal was accomplished two years ago, the cracks began to appear in this rickety alliance, which includes liberals, socialists, and nationalists.

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  2. Political developments in Georgia likely to delay integration with NATORead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Trend

    ... may have a chance, because the oppositional United National Movement party of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is rather weak, while Alasania has remained the most popular politician in all the polls this year. "As we know in Georgia ...

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  3. New strong opposition in Georgia - real alternative to current power?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Trend

    Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 6 Trend: After the memorable parliamentary election of 2012, when Bidzina Ivanishvili's current ruling party came to power, Georgia for the first time obtained a chance for creating the real and strong opposition led by former Defense Minister Irakli Alasania. Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili dismissed Alasania Nov. 4. Alasania has all the prerequisites to create and to unite the strong opposition bloc.

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  4. Is Crisis Looming In Georgia?Read the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | Groong

    ... ent. If they leave the coalition, the Georgian Dream will lose parliamentary majority. The ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili's party has already called Alasania for cooperation.

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  5. Georgia's Western Partners Watching Government Shakeup With ConcernRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | EurasiaNet

    The firing of Georgia's defense minister and ongoing shakeup of the Georgian government is the biggest political crisis the country has faced since the coalition led by former President Mikheil Saakashvili left office two years ago. But does it threaten the country's ties with the West? Many of the headlines in the Western press referred to the "pro-Western" orientation of the departed officials, with the implication that there was a geopolitical significance to the move.

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  6. Georgia: Does Tbilisi Have Its Own "Yanukovych?"Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | EurasiaNet

    ... from the governing Georgian Dream coalition, the political force that in 2012 ended ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili's eight-and-a-half-year hold on power. That Free Democrats' departure will leave the Georgian Dream coalition three seats short of a ...

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  7. Power struggle plunges Georgia in turmoilRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... Bidzina Ivanishvili, who came to power in 2012, ending a decade-long rule of the pro-Western president Mikheil Saakashvili and his United National Movement (UNM) party. Scores of former top Saakashvili officials have been arrested and thousands of ...

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  8. Former Georgian Defense Minister's Party Quits Ruling CoalitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Weekday Magazine

    ... the 150 mandates, three short of a majority. The opposition United National Movement of former President Mikheil Saakashvili has 51 mandates. On November 4, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili dismissed Alasania as defense minister ...

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  9. Politicians' prosecution in Georgia is wrong - Ariel CohenRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Trend

    The developments in Georgia are yet another step to eliminate a pro-Western, pro-American prominent politician, according to Ariel Cohen, the Director of the Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, and Principal of the International Market Analysis Ltd. "Irakli Alasania has tremendous experience in the government and in the international arena. He did a lot for integration of Georgia in the Euro-Atlantic environment," Cohen told Trend on Nov. 5. The expert said many in Washington believe that prosecuting former senior officials of Georgia, starting with President Mikheil Saakashvili and now, Alasania, is wrong, as it turns a democracy into a vendetta.

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  10. News Analysis: Crisis Upsets Georgia's Political Balance, Perhaps For The BetterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Weekday Magazine

    Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze has resigned a day after Defense Minister Irakli Alasania was sacked, signaling discord in the country's leadership two years after the defeat of Mikheil Saakashvili's party. The political crisis in Georgia has been fast and bloody, with the Western-leaning defense minister sacked November 4 and the foreign minister, plus the minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, walking out in sympathy.

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  11. Georgia's ruling coalition on brink of collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... Ivanishvili, who came to power in October 2012, ending the decade-long rule of the pro-Western president Mikheil Saakashvili and his United National Movement (UNM) party. Scores of former top Saakashvili officials have been arrested and thousands of ...

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  12. European Court Fines Georgia In Ex-Audit Chief's CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Weekday Magazine

    The European Court for Human Rights has ordered the Georgian government to pay 20,000 euros to a former state audit agency chief who was imprisoned in a corruption case. The court in Strasbourg announced a verdict in the case of former Chamber of Control chief Sulkhan Molashvili on October 30. Molashvili was arrested in April 2004, after the Rose Revolution swept Mikheil Saakashvili to power, on suspicion of misappropriating state funds.

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  13. Georgia Military In Funds ScandalRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | Groong

    ... to avoid using the courts as a political lever since an opposition coalition defeated then-President Mikheil Saakashvili's long-ruling party in a 2012 parliamentary election. Last week, U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki stressed "the ...

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  14. Former Georgian President Launches New Diatribe Against Current LeadershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Weekday Magazine

    Two years after the parliamentary election defeat of his United National Movement by the Georgian Dream coalition headed by billionaire philanthropist Bidzina Ivanishvili, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has accused Ivanishvili , who stepped down as prime minister a year ago, of "abolishing the election system" in Georgia and seeking to "establish a provincial dictatorship." Meanwhile, the ENM has scheduled a mass meeting on Tbilisi ' s main boulevard on November 15 to denounce the Georgian government ' s imputed failure to take any measures to prevent the annexation by Russia of the breakaway Republic of Abkhazia that the ENM fears the draft Treaty on Union Relations and Integration currently under discussion presages.

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  15. Georgian Military Brass Accused Of Misuse Of State FundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Weekday Magazine

    ... to avoid using the courts as a political lever since an opposition coalition defeated then-President Mikheil Saakashvili's long-ruling party in a 2012 parliamentary election. Last week, U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki stressed "the ...

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  16. "A system cannot change itself - " leaders are needed"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | The Day

    ... there for six years during Eduard ShevardA nadze's presidency. Only then did he take to journalism. When Mikheil Saakashvili came to power, he was one of his harshest critics. By the end of 2004 he had understood that major reforms were being ...

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  17. Georgia to achieve restoration of its territorial integrity - PMRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | Trend

    ... of governance of the Georgian Dream party over two years. Garibashvili said Georgia's former President Mikheil Saakashvili is the perpetrator of losing of the country's territories. Moreover, the prime minister once again urged the Abkhazians and ...

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  18. Putin Accuses West Of Sponsoring 'Terrorist Invasions' Of Russia, Central AsiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | EurasiaNet

    ... that the U.S. sponsors Chechen terrorists, and somewhat more plausible reports that Georgia, under the Mikheil Saakashvili government, trained and hosted Chechen rebels. But far more significant was the fact that in the early post-9/11 period the ...

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  19. Georgian ex-president's party to stage protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | Trend

    The 'United National Movement' party of Georgian ex-president, Mikheil Saakashvili will hold a protest Nov. 15 on the Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi, the country's capital. The party's executive secretary, Zurab Japaridze said at a press briefing Oct. 25 that the protest is aimed at informing the Georgian authorities and international community that Georgia will never accept the ethnic cleansing in Abkhazia.

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  20. Georgia's New Government Is More Open With Armenia, Says ActivistRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | Groong

    GEORGIA'S NEW GOVERNMENT IS MORE OPEN WITH ARMENIA, SAYS ACTIVIST 14:23 * 24.10.14 In an interview with Tert.am, Javakhk-based Armenian activist Vahagn Chakhalyan said that Georgia's current government is more sincere in its relations with Armenia. "The tension that was under Mikheil Saakashvili has been defused, and the situation is getting better," he said.

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