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Georgians Promised Elections within 45 Days

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Georgians Promised Elections within 45 Days

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Georgians Promised Elections within 45 Days

Georgians Promised Elections within 45 Days

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The interim leader of the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Nino Burdshanadze, appeals for calm and promises elections within 45 days. Weeks of protest over contested parliamentary election results culminated Sunday in the resignation of President Eduard Shevardnadze. His 12 years in office were plagued by corruption and a failing economy. Hear NPR's Lawrence Sheets.