A near statistical tie between the ruling Georgian Dream’s handpicked candidate, French-born Salome Zurabishvili, and the opposition United National Movement’s (UNM) Grigol Vashadze has guaranteed that the South Caucasus nation will require a second round to decide who will be the country’s next president.
With both candidates having secured nearly 40% of the votes cast, Vashadze is in the best position to become president as the third place contender, former parliament speaker David Bakradze f...

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