Georgia's ruling party candidate leads in presidential runoff

Early results in Georgia's presidential runoff suggest ruling party-backed candidate Salome Zurabishvili will win.

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    Preliminary results in Georgia's presidential runoff show the ruling party-backed candidate Salome Zurabishvili is ahead with nearly 60 percent of the votes.

    Wednesday's runoff is the last time Georgians will be able to directly elect their head of state - as the president will be diminished in the country's new parliamentary democracy.

    Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from the capital, Tbilisi.


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