: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Georgians vote in hotly contested parliamentary elections


TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Voters in Georgia will cast ballots Saturday in a parliamentary election hotly contested between the governing party, founded by a billionaire, and an alliance around the country’s ex-president who’s in self-imposed exile in Ukraine — another former Soviet republic on the Black Sea.

The Georgian Dream party, created by Bidzina Ivanishvili who made his fortune in Russia, has held a strong majority in the 150-seat parliament for eight years, but its popularity has dwindled steadily amid the country’s economic problems.

The Georgian economy has been badly bruised by the COVID-!19 pandemic and is expected to shrink by 5% …read more

Source:: KXAN

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