One of Georgia's leading political figures has called for an American military base to be established in the country as part of his party's election campaign.
That proposal was made by Davit Usupashvili, the current speaker of parliament and leader of the Republican Party, in a televised debate ahead of next month's parliamentary elections.
The Republicans had already campaigned on enshrining the goal of NATO accession in the country's constitution in response to other parties' proposals to make Georgia formally neutral. Usupashvili has now upped the ante.
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