PM’s choice wins Georgia presidency, polls show

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TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The candidate backed by Georgia’s billionaire prime minister easily won Sunday’s presidential election in this U.S.-aligned former Soviet republic, exit polls indicated. His closest rival quickly conceded defeat. With the convincing victory by former university rector Giorgi Margvelashvili in what for Georgia was an unusually calm and predictable election, Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has cemented his control. Although he may now make more progress in decreasing tensions with Russia, Ivanishvili has maintained the pro-Western course set by the outgoing president, Mikhail Saakashvili. The main uncertainty is over how Ivanishvili intends to govern and whether he…

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