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Georgian Vote ‘Good vs. Evil’

TBILISI, Georgia — Voters in Georgia face a stark choice between “good and evil” in parliamentary elections on Oct. 1, opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili said Saturday, following days of protests over state prison brutality that have left the ruling party reeling.

“We promise to come to power and to restore justice,” the billionaire leader of the Georgian Dream opposition coalition told a crowd in Zugdidi, in western Georgia.

Protests were sparked after television showed footage of the torture and rape of inmates in Tbilisi’s main prison. The interior minister tendered his resignation Thursday, and the prison’s minister also stepped down.


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