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Georgia to vote in election seen as democracy test

Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili is likely to scrape an election win on Saturday in a vote the West will scrutinize for fairness, but polls differ on whether his victory will be big enough to avoid a second round. Saakashvili, who swept to power in a peaceful revolution in 2003, needs the vote to be free and fair to prove his commitment to democracy after shocking his Western allies by violently crushing anti-government street protests in November. Full Story

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