Georgia News Digest 11-11-07
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1. Georgia’s leader defends emergency rule
2. Georgian leader says emergency rule to last as needed
3. audio: Georgian leaders stress security
4. Georgia rejects Western pressure to end emergency rule
5. Test for Georgia’s statehood passed – Saakashvili
6. Saakashvili rebuffs calls for immediate lift of emergency rule
7. Georgia pledges to lift clampdown ‘within days’
8. Russians ‘out to topple Georgian government’
9. President with something to prove: Demonstrators protest at Saakashvili regime that spends on arms
10. Soap operas but no news: Saakashvili’s news ban bodes ill for Georgian democracy
11. Rose Revolution wilts
12. Georgia, no peace I find
13. video: Saakashvili’s ‘love affair’ with the West
14. video: Colored revolutions under siege
15. Roses and reality in Georgia
16. Georgian opposition leader meets with Saakashvili ally
17. Opposition, authorities agree on talks
18. Opposition, authorities hail launch of talks
19. video: Georgian authorities and opposition hold talks
20. Government, opposition reps meet, plan to hold talks
21. Politicians upbeat after first round of talks on crisis
22. press release: Presidential elections set in response to threats to Georgia’s liberal democracy
23. True about presidential election in Georgia
24. Authorities will not hinder anyone running for presidency
25. Transparent, fair elections will restore int’l communities trust to Georgia – PACE
26. European official urges democratic election in Georgia
27. OSCE sends special envoy to Georgia
28. OSCE sends special envoy to Tbilisi for lifting state of emergency
29. video: Georgia told to `restore democracy`
30. Georgia’s reputation damaged – PACE monitors
31. PACE monitors meet shut down TV executives
32. Journalist to brief News Corp on Georgian government’s raid of Imedi TV
33. Matyas Eorsi gave several recommendations to Georgian government
34. Georgia’s neighbors on edge after week of unrest
35. The media mirror – A review of this weekend’s Russian press
36. Armenian ombudsman condemns violence against his Georgian colleague
37. Stable and independent Georgia is of interest for Azerbaijan
38. Billionaire to run for president in Georgia
39. video: Billionaire challenger in Georgia’s presidential poll
40. Opposition does not plan to nominate Patarkatsishvili for presidency
41. Patarkatsishvili may run for Georgian presidency in January
42. Georgian tycoon ‘to contest poll’
43. Patarkatsishvili says he will run for presidency
44. Patarkatsishvili, controversial tycoon seeking Georgian presidency
45. Trial of Georgian ex minister slated for Nov 16
46. Trial of Georgia’s ex-defence minister to start on 16 November
47. Germany asked to give asylum to Georgian opposition leader
48. Georgian Labor Party leader apply for asylum in the United States
49. Authorities soften stance on Labor Party leader
50. Industrialist Party may support MP Gamkrelidze’s presidential bid
51. Candidate from Georgian opposition to be surprise for authorities

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Jonathan Kulick, Ph.D., Director of Studies, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, 3a Chitadze, Tbilisi 0108, Georgia (Republic),, office: +995 32 47 35 55, mobile: +995 95 33 33 40, USA voicemail: 310.928.6814

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