Levan Gachechiladze

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Georgians Want New Vote, Plan Hunger Strike

Opposition alleges fraud after Saakashvili reelection

(Newser) - Opposition leaders in Georgia have vowed to go on a hunger strike after the country's election committee declared Mikheil Saakashvili the winner of last week's presidential election. The Independent reports that Saakashvili won 52% of the ballots, and although international observers have said the voting was largely fair, the opposition... More »

Saakashvili Declared Victor in Georgia Vote

No runoff election needed; but opposition cries foul

(Newser) - Official results today showed Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili won re-election with 52.8% of the vote, thus avoiding a runoff election that could've given detractors the chance to unite behind a single candidate, the BBC reports. Protesters claimed foul play, opposition leaders alleged unfair conditions and violations, and main challenger... More »

Georgia Prez 'Confident' He's Won

Opposition cries foul over exit polls, urges mass protest

(Newser) - Exit polls in Georgia's national election are giving pro-Western President Mikhail Saakashvili 57% of the vote, enough to win, but the opposition calls the survey a "big lie," the BBC reports. Candidate Levan Gachechiladze, who scored 28% in the poll, accuses the president of rigging the ballot and... More »

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