Georgians vote in local election after arrest of ex-president

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MOSCOW (Reuters) -Georgians vote in local elections on Saturday that could escalate a political standoff between the ruling party and the opposition a day after the arrest of ex-president and opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili. Saakashvili, who left Georgia in 2013 and was sentenced to prison in absentia in 2018, was arrested https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/georgian-ex-leader-says-he-is-back-home-despite-jail-threat-authorities-deny-2021-10-01 on Friday after he returned to Georgia and called on his supporters to vote for the opposition and stage a post-election street protest. Geo…

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