Georgia Enters New Democratic Phase In the East European republic of Georgia, three weeks of protests culminated this weekend in the nonviolent removal of President Eduard Shevardnadze. Opposition protesters paralyzed the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, preventing the nation's parliamentary session from beginning. The opposition, long critical of Sheverdnadze, rose up after elections that many perceived to be rigged. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.

Georgia Enters New Democratic Phase

Georgia Enters New Democratic Phase

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In the East European republic of Georgia, three weeks of protests culminated this weekend in the nonviolent removal of President Eduard Shevardnadze. Opposition protesters paralyzed the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, preventing the nation's parliamentary session from beginning. The opposition, long critical of Sheverdnadze, rose up after elections that many perceived to be rigged. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.