October 3, 2012
Georgia's Rose Revolution Will Not Wilt
Ian Bremmer, Financial Times
Now that Mikheil Saakashvili has lost the Georgian parliamentary election, some will pronounce the “Rose” revolution dead and buried – and that would miss the point entirely. The 2003 popular insurrection in the streets of Tbilisi was never simply the replacement of Eduard Shevardnadze with Mr Saakashvili or of a Soviet-era clique with a post-Soviet generation of leaders.
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