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Georgian prison scandal draws pre-election criticism from Russia

GPF Europe: Georgian prison scandal draws pre-election criticism from Russia http://ow.ly/2slM7T

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GPF Europe: Georgian President sets date of parliamentary elections

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has set parliamentary elections on October 1, 2012, press secretary of President of Georgia  said at a press briefing. (more) http://ow.ly/1lMzw7

 

English: Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Geo...

Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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OSW: Georgian dilemmas – Between a strong state and democracy

Rose Revolution: Demonstration at the Mayor's ...

Rose Revolution: Demonstration at the Mayor’s Office, Freedom Square, Tbilisi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marek Matusiak, OSW, July 16, 2012
Since its ‘Rose Revolution‘ of 2003, Georgia has become the most spectacular example in the CIS of the export of a Western economic policy model: an example of success in building up efficient state structures, a state which was not broken by losing a war with Russia, and which still retains strong ties with the West. The strength of the Georgian state lies in its very determined ruling elite, which, thanks to considerable help from the US and the EU, has in a very short time completely reformed the state. At the same time, the ruling elite’s accretion of the state and the personalisation of its institutions has generated a number of problems. (more) http://ow.ly/1loGoS

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