Georgia election: Bitter political feud obscures poverty

Georgia election: Bitter political feud obscures poverty
 

A long-running feud between two political heavyweights has left many Georgians weary about Saturday's parliamentary election, as poverty, unemployment and debt blight their lives.
Mikheil Saakashvili, one of the duellists, is not even physically in the country. Now a politician in exile in Ukraine, he is famous for having lost a war against Russia while he was president in 2008.
His rival, billionaire businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili, is not officially involved in politics.
Georgian voters are being offered a great choice of parties, and all of them are promising a better life. But the two... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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