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Georgia [Republic]: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests

Political Leaders : President: Mikhail Saakashvili; Prime Minister: Zurab Noghaideli; Speaker of the Parliament: Nino Burjanadze; Defense Minister: Irakli Okruashvili; Foreign Minister: Salome Zourabichvili-Kachia.

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Saakashvili won this with 53% of the vote over an opp osition which had been caught unprepared. International observers adjudged the election to be democratic despite some irregularities, but large opposition protests in Tbilisi over alleged electoral fraud continued even after Saakashvili's ...

STATEMENT OF THE NDI ELECTION OBSERVER DELEGATION TO GEORGIA ...

President Mikheil Saakashvili declared a state of emergency and called for early presidential elections on January 5, 2008. The NDI pre-election delegation found that these events had exacerbated tensions in the country to the point that the political environment had become dangerously polarized.

Towards a Political Ecology of Oil in Post-communist Georgia ...

Although recent Presidents of Georgia are not distinctly mentioned in Table 1, they (both the ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze and the current President Mikhail Saakashvili) have played a significant role in initiation and realization of the project.

MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE 2003 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION IN THE ...

As a result, the political leader of the reformer's movement, Michael Saakashvili, was elected as the new president of Georgia, while many activists of the civil groups took seats in the parliament.

Russia-Georgia Conflict in August 2008: Context and ...

1 The Vice President met with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who later stated that the "main message" he received in Munich was that "it has been confirmed that we have very serious, unequivocal, detailed support from the new U.S. Administration."

Television in Georgia - Ownership, Control and Regulation

Saakashvili stated that this change would contribute to the "depoliticization" of the public broadcaster. 104 However, the new composition of the board is likely to contribute to a further politicization of the public broadcaster, now with several political parties seeking to ensure that little ...

Highlights on Progress in UN Reform - 2007 Resident ...

In order to resolve the crises, President Saakashvili scheduled early presidential elections, moving the vote from aut umn 2008 to January 5, 2008.

The Tanks of August

19 Georgian Army Reform under Saakashvili Prior to the 2008 Five Day War As of August 2008, the Georgian Army's arsenal included: T-72 main battle tanks of various modifications - 191 • (including about 120 of the upgraded T-72-SIM-1 tanks); T-55AM tanks - 56; • BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles - 80 ...

The South Caucasus: After the 2003 Elections - November 12, 2003

The most likely result of a compromise is a hung legislature, with the pro-government bloc and Revival on one side, Saakashvili and Nino Burjanadze (leader of the opposition Democrats) on the other, and the Labor Party and perhaps the New Rights balancing out both sides.