Georgia ‘illegally denied’ Ivanishvili citizenship

Opposition leader ineligible to challenge President

Georgia’s opposition coalition, Georgian Dream, have slammed President Saakashvili after their expected candidate in the 2013 presidential elections was denied Georgian citizenship. He had intended to run in this year’s parliamentary elections prior to the presidential race.

Ivanishvili was stripped of his citizenship in October 2011, shortly after announcing his intention to forma a political party to challenge the president.

In a statement the group said, “The only...

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