Latest update: 02/10/2012
Georgians vote in tightly contested parliamentary elections
With Georgia keen to join NATO and the EU, the West is watching the country’s parliamentary elections closely to see if they are free and fair. It’s the first time since coming to power almost 9 years ago that President Mikheil Saakashvili’s ruling party has been seriously challenged... by the richest man in the country. Our correspondent in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi has been finding out more.
By Markus MEYER