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Tuesday, May 20 2008, #093 (1609)

Abkhaz deny ‘secret deal’ with Tbilisi

Leaders of breakaway Abkhazia denied reports of a peace deal with Tbilisi which would guarantee safe return for refugees in exchange for a Georgian pledge not to use force in the region. (more)

Opposition coalition to announce ‘real results’ on night of elections

At a rally days before tomorrow’s parliamentary elections, the nine-party opposition coalition called on supporters to gather after polls close to greet—and possibly challenge—the results. (more)

In final days of campaign, president drives home anti-poverty message

President Mikheil Saakashvili touted the government’s economic achievements and promised Georgians a more prosperous life while meeting workers at an aircraft factory over the weekend. (more)

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Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan to discuss transport issues

Russian, Iranian and Azerbaijani delegations will meet in Baku from May 26–27 to discuss the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC). (more)

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“National Movement acknowledged that it is not a party any more” (more)

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