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Georgia: More of the Same with Margvelashvili?

Georgia's election to pick a new president to replace Mikheil Saakashvili is still more than a month away, but, already, the ruling Georgian Dream coalition bills their candidate in promo materials as "President Giorgi Margvelashvili."

That confidence -- or arrogance, depending on your point of view -- appears, however, to stem less from any new policy proposals than from the fact that Margvelashvili has the blessing of the politician who currently rules Georgia's political roost, Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili.

Showing trust in Margvelashvili "means showing trust in me," the prime minister advised attendees at a September 19 rally in Tbilisi to kick off the Georgian Dream's official campaign.

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Georgia: More of the Same with Margvelashvili?

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