Mikheil Saakashvili

Will Putin get his way in neighboring Georgia? Elections test how far Russia radiates its power

Will Putin get his way in neighboring Georgia? Elections test how far Russia radiates its power

It captured just about 5% of the vote, but an ultranationalist party has won enough votes to join the Georgian parliament for the first time, presenting a challenge to the two pro-Western parties that have dominated the country’s politics.

The sounds of election night victory reverberated across the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, late Saturday as supporters of the ruling Georgian Dream party honked car horns and proudly waved their party’s blue and yellow flag in the heart of the city.

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