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Georgian President Shevardnadze Resigns

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Georgian President Shevardnadze Resigns

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Georgian President Shevardnadze Resigns

Georgian President Shevardnadze Resigns

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President Eduard Shevardnadze steps down as leader of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Shevardnadze's resignation comes after the opposition refused to accept the results of recent parliamentary elections, claiming they were rigged in favor of Shevardnadze's party. Hear NPR's Lawrence Sheets.