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Thursday, January 10 2008, #005 (1521)

Saakashvili offers places for opposition in new government

With the Central Election Commission’s preliminary official results showing Mikheil Saakashvili winning reelection with 52.2 percent of the vote, the incumbent is publicly offering to bring opposition politicians into the government for his second term. (more)

Gachechiladze leads protest outside public broadcaster, claims network is biased

Main opposition candidate Levan Gachechiladze demanded to be interviewed live by the state-owned broadcaster yesterday as he led a protest outside the network’s offices in Tbilisi. (more)

Officials optimistic on Georgian-Russian relations, despite Moscow criticism of Jan 5 election

Moscow wants to see better relations with Georgia but expects “real steps” from Tbilisi toward achieving this, Russian ambassador to Georgia Vyacheslav Kovalenko said on January 9. (more)

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Clear options but puzzling decisions from the opposition

The opposition are facing an uphill struggle in protesting the presidential election results, with the international verdict against them and the world’s attention drifting on. (more)

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“Police arrest brother of opposition coalition member Jondi Baghaturia” (more)

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