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Georgia Braces For Unrest As Former President Saakashvili Arrested On Eve Of Local Elections (RFE RL)

Georgia holds local elections on October 2 in a vote widely viewed as a referendum on the ruling Georgian Dream party in the highly polarized South Caucasus country.

The vote was already set to be contentious before exiled former President Mikheil Saakashvili returned on the eve of the election to rally the opposition and call for protests, only to be arrested within hours.

Georgia Braces For Unrest As Former President Saakashvili Arrested On Eve Of Local Elections (rferl.org)