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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Saakashvili with 53%

Kid Various is impressed. Not that Saakashvili won, but that he did so with 53%. Why is this impressive? Because it means that the election probably were pretty free and honest. Georgia has a history of having generally free elections where an outcome of 53% is normal.

This contrasts with the normal post-soviet election where presidential candidates win with pluralities in the high 80's, low 90's.

We'll see in the coming days if any claims to fraud pan out.

For now - time to break out the Saperavi, Sakartvelo! And have a khachapuri on The Kid!


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