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EU warns Georgia against 'selective justice' as Saakashvili bows out
The EU has cautioned Georgia against applying selective justice during a visit to Brussels by President Mikheil Saakashvili. Speculation has arisen that Tbilisi may bring charges against the leader when he leaves office.
Georgia After Saakashvili
Sunday night, before the exit polls were tallied up, David Bakradze gracefully conceded defeat to Giorgi Margvelashvili in the most uneventful presidential election in Georgia's history.
Georgia and the “Freedom Agenda”
“Saakashvili became very convenient because of the freedom agenda,” Fiona Hill, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a National Intelligence Council officer from 2006 to 2009, said.
Georgian PM scorns elections his candidate won
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The billionaire prime minister of Georgia should have been pleased: His candidate swept a presidential election that international observers praised on Monday as a step forward for democracy in this U.S.-aligned former Soviet republic.
Saakashvili’s arrest would thrust Georgia into Russia’s orbit
‘Saakashvili’s arrest would thrust Georgia into Russia’s orbit’, an article with this title was published by the Financial Times. ‘’In the decade since the Rose revolution, Georgia has undergone a remarkable transformation from an almost failed state to a functioning, growing, fledgling democracy. Even after war with Russia in 2008, the tendencies of the Rose leader Mikheil Saakashvili’s government to try to monopolise power, and the peaceful transfer of power to a billionaire premier last year, that transformation is essentially intact.
Turkey, Georgia to keep good relations under Margvelashvili presidency
The presidential elections held on Sunday in Georgia, a neighboring country to the northeast of Turkey, will make barely any change to the country's relations with Turkey, as the two already enjoy positive relations that are unlikely to be affected by such political changes, experts say.
Changes ahead in Georgia
The Georgian presidential election was devoid of the drama and intrigue that usually colors power politics in the Caucasus.
International observers praised the lack of polarization during the campaign. “This clean election shows that Georgia's democracy is maturing,” João Soares, head of the OSCE's election monitoring mission, told reporters.
Georgia’s president-elect unveils priorities as EU and observers praise election
Georgia will not allow political persecution and will seek better relations with Russia, the country’s new president has pledged, as the European Union and international observers hailed Sunday’s election in the Black Sea state as an example to its ex-Soviet neighbours.
President Saakashvili's exit promises more Georgia-Russia civility, but will ties thaw?
An era ended in Georgia Sunday, when voters overwhelmingly chose oppositionist Giorgi Margvelashvili to replace retiring President Mikhail Saakashvili, the former leader of the 2003 Rose Revolution who had sought to tear Georgia from Moscow's orbit and align it with the European Union and NATO.