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An opposition coalition headed by a billionaire businessman is presenting the government of Mikhail Saakashvili with its toughest challenge since he became president nearly nine years ago.

The capital, Tbilisi, long ago turned against Saakashvili, with many people disturbed by what they describe as his authoritarian rule.

Monday’s election is being seen as a test of Saakashvili’s commitment to democracy as he tries to move the former Soviet republic toward closer integration with the European Union and NATO.

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