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Will Putin get his way in neighboring Georgia? Elections test how far Russia radiates its power

It captured just about 5% of the vote, but an ultranationalist party has won enough votes to join the Georgian parliament for the first time, presenting a challenge to the two pro-Western parties that have dominated the country’s politics. The sounds of election night victory reverberated across...
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