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Ex-Prison Chief Guilty Amid Cases Against Georgian Officials
TBILISI, Georgia — In the first major conviction to result from a string of prosecutions of former high-level officials in the Georgian government, a judge on Monday found a former head of the country’s prison system guilty of abuse of power in connection with the deaths of seven inmates in a prison riot.
Things not quite rosy for Mikheil Saakashvili as former Georgia leader could face jail
Mikheil Saakashvili’s star was riding high in the summer of 2008.
Georgia: Exit polls indicate win for Margvelashvili
EXIT polls in Georgia’s presidential election indicated a big win yesterday for the candidate backed by billionaire prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, cementing his control over the US-aligned former Soviet republic.
Georgian Dream leader tops polls ending Saakashvili rule
A protege of Georgian premier Bidzina Ivanishvili has won a crushing presidential election victory, bringing down the curtain on a tumultuous decade in power for Mikheil Saakashvili.
Landslide presidential win for ally of Georgian PM Bidzina Ivanishvili
A little-known ally of billionaire Georgian prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election on Sunday, cementing the ruling coalition's grip on power after Mikheil Saakashvili's 10-year rule.
Georgia PM Ally Wins Presidential Vote
The candidate backed by Georgia's billionaire Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has easily won the presidential election.
From mountain guide to president: Georgia elects new leader
Georgi Margvelashvili, a onetime mountain guide who forged a reputation in politics as a moderate voice of reason, won the presidential election in Georgia on Sunday with backing from the prime minister's ruling coalition.
Georgia voters poised to elect new president, reject Saakashvili ally
MOSCOW — He was the star of Georgia’s Rose Revolution. As president, he cracked down hard on corruption, sought to refashion his country along Western lines and made government services efficient and effective. He also led Georgia into its disastrous war with Russia in 2008, allowed abuses in the criminal justice system to fester and earned a reputation for capricious arrogance.
Georgia Elects New President, but Real Power Will Rest With Next Premier
TBILISI, Georgia — Georgian voters chose a new president on Sunday, but with billionaire Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili planning to step down shortly in favor of an unnamed successor, it remained unclear who would hold the prime minister’s post, now the most powerful political office in the country.