Georgians vote in hotly contested parliamentary elections

By Associated Press

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. Georgian Dream now faces a renewed challenge from an opposition coalition of the Strength is in Unity party and former president Mikhail Saakashvili's United National Movement.

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