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Wednesday, December 19 2007, #242 (1509)

Hundreds line up at rumors of Patarkatsishvili’s cash handouts

The campaign team of presidential candidate Badri Patarkatsishvili claimed to have no knowledge of a purported plan to distribute gifts of USD 300 after hundreds gathered outside his campaign headquarters to collect their “promised” payments yesterday. (more)

NGO files suit over involvement of government officials in Saakashvili campaign

The Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) is demanding that two leading government officials be fined for illegally campaigning with Mikheil Saakashvili. (more)

Tbilisi denies responsibility for South Ossetia car bomb attack

Georgian officials have denied responsibility for a deadly car bomb attack this week in separatist South Ossetia, saying the violence arose out of a dispute between local organized crime groups. (more)

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