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New Opposition Movement Holds Potential

December 2011 | Political Risk Analysis

The opposition movement of businessman Bidzina Ivanshvili is potentially shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with for the government of President Mikheil Saakashvili. However, it remains to be seen to what extent his financial might and popular momentum will be able to withstand the judicial challenges and state influence on media, which are stacked against his new party ahead of parliamentary elections in October 2012.

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