Playing foul, crying foul

The battle for power in Georgia risks getting out of hand

Despite mutual distrust and loathing, Georgia’s newly elected prime minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili, and President Mikheil Saakashvili have been trying to co-habit since the parliamentary election in October. This is commendable. Centuries of Georgia’s history have featured self-defeating political scheming, usually followed by national catastrophe. 

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