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Georgia’s Once Powerful Former Ruling Party Is in Danger of Fragmentation


United National Movement (UNM), Georgia’s once powerful political party, which spent nine years (2003–2012) in power, is in serious trouble. The start of December 2015 brought new revelations of the party’s internal power struggle and fragmentation, which turns out to be much deeper than previously believed. On December 3, the Ukrainian website Uarevo published a wiretapped phone conversation between Goka Gabashvili, one of the highest ranking UNM members and a confidante of Georgia’s former president Mikhail Saakashvili, and his brother Lado Gabashvili. In a seven-minute phone conversation, Goka Gabashvili, using highly expletive language, allegedly calls Saakashvili “power crazed” and accuses …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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