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Georgia: At the polls under the arrest of Saakashvili – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – TBILISI, Oct 02 – Georgians vote in municipal elections, a day after the dramatic arrest of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, burdened with an arrest warrant issued by Georgian authorities, has unexpectedly returned home.

“Georgia needs a peaceful transition to a real democracy in which political opponents are not imprisoned on false accusations or forced into exile,” Saakashvili said through his representative, who visited him in prison. “I am not looking for any political position, I am only determined to fight to the end against the oligarchy government that is killing Georgian democracy,” said former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, a powerful oligarch and founder of the ‘Georgian’ Dream Party, considered by many to be the man destined to take leadership in Georgia on Although he did not hold any political position. (Dealing).

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