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May 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former dissident Zviad Gamsakhurdia was elected president of the southern republic of Georgia, giving the anti-Communist nationalist a new mandate to push for independence from the Soviet Union, official results showed. Sunday's balloting was the first direct election to a top post of a republic in Soviet history. Gamsakhurdia, chairman of the republic's Parliament since free elections put a nationalist government in power last fall, won with ease, collecting 87% of the votes.
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May 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former dissident Zviad Gamsakhurdia was elected president of the southern republic of Georgia, giving the anti-Communist nationalist a new mandate to push for independence from the Soviet Union, official results showed. Sunday's balloting was the first direct election to a top post of a republic in Soviet history. Gamsakhurdia, chairman of the republic's Parliament since free elections put a nationalist government in power last fall, won with ease, collecting 87% of the votes.
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April 9, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Georgian president bowed his head to enter St. Nino Church, lit seven slender candles and prayed for his nation's victory in its battle to free itself from the Kremlin. It was Palm Sunday and Zviad Gamsakhurdia, a former political prisoner who is now the president, was asking for God's help as the people of Georgia went to the polls that day to vote on the mountainous republic's independence from the Soviet Union.
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May 27, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Zviad Gamsakhurdia, the fiery nationalist leader of the southern Soviet republic of Georgia, appeared to be well on his way to victory Sunday night in the republic's first presidential election, despite opposition from five rivals. With about 80% of the ballots tabulated, Gamsakhurdia appeared to have won from 70% to 90% of the vote across the mountainous southern republic, said Archil Chirakadze, chairman of Georgia's Election Commission.
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March 21, 1990 | Reuters
The Soviet republic of Georgia on Tuesday postponed this weekend's elections to its Parliament until autumn to enable opposition parties to take part, Zurab Kodalashvili of the Georgian Independent News Agency told reporters.
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November 3, 1990 | Reuters
This week's overwhelming nationalist victory in elections in the southern republic of Georgia could deal a blow to President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's efforts to forge a new Soviet Union. A nationalist victory in Sunday's multi-party elections in Georgia had been widely expected. But the scale of the nationalist win came as a surprise. Official results announced Thursday night showed the nationalist Round Table winning 54.3% of the vote and 147 of 250 seats in parliament.
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April 1, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in the southern Soviet republic of Georgia went to the polls with a vengeance Sunday to vote for independence for their mountainous homeland and to rid it of the Soviet system of government under which they have chafed for three generations. A staggering 94% of Georgia's 3.4 million voters participated, according to officials here, and the results from the first districts showed that 88% to 93% supported the republic's independence. "I voted for freedom for Georgia!"
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March 31, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former political prisoner is president. The Communist Party bosses, the men who used to run the place, are out of work. The KGB security police now answer to the people they used to jail. With nationalists in power for the first time in 70 years, the southern Soviet republic of Georgia is extricating itself from the grip of Moscow. Today, its people will probably vote to secede entirely.
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October 30, 1990 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An anti-Communist opposition bloc advocating independence for the southern Soviet republic of Georgia captured a large majority of seats in a parliamentary election, preliminary results showed Monday. Zviad Gamsakhurdia, a longtime dissident who leads the coalition Round Table-Free Georgia, said his bloc won 70% of the 250 seats at stake in the free, multi-party elections on Sunday.
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May 27, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Zviad Gamsakhurdia, the fiery nationalist leader of the southern Soviet republic of Georgia, appeared to be well on his way to victory Sunday night in the republic's first presidential election, despite opposition from five rivals. With about 80% of the ballots tabulated, Gamsakhurdia appeared to have won from 70% to 90% of the vote across the mountainous southern republic, said Archil Chirakadze, chairman of Georgia's Election Commission.
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April 9, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Georgian president bowed his head to enter St. Nino Church, lit seven slender candles and prayed for his nation's victory in its battle to free itself from the Kremlin. It was Palm Sunday and Zviad Gamsakhurdia, a former political prisoner who is now the president, was asking for God's help as the people of Georgia went to the polls that day to vote on the mountainous republic's independence from the Soviet Union.
NEWS
April 1, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in the southern Soviet republic of Georgia went to the polls with a vengeance Sunday to vote for independence for their mountainous homeland and to rid it of the Soviet system of government under which they have chafed for three generations. A staggering 94% of Georgia's 3.4 million voters participated, according to officials here, and the results from the first districts showed that 88% to 93% supported the republic's independence. "I voted for freedom for Georgia!"
NEWS
March 31, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former political prisoner is president. The Communist Party bosses, the men who used to run the place, are out of work. The KGB security police now answer to the people they used to jail. With nationalists in power for the first time in 70 years, the southern Soviet republic of Georgia is extricating itself from the grip of Moscow. Today, its people will probably vote to secede entirely.
NEWS
November 3, 1990 | Reuters
This week's overwhelming nationalist victory in elections in the southern republic of Georgia could deal a blow to President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's efforts to forge a new Soviet Union. A nationalist victory in Sunday's multi-party elections in Georgia had been widely expected. But the scale of the nationalist win came as a surprise. Official results announced Thursday night showed the nationalist Round Table winning 54.3% of the vote and 147 of 250 seats in parliament.
NEWS
October 30, 1990 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An anti-Communist opposition bloc advocating independence for the southern Soviet republic of Georgia captured a large majority of seats in a parliamentary election, preliminary results showed Monday. Zviad Gamsakhurdia, a longtime dissident who leads the coalition Round Table-Free Georgia, said his bloc won 70% of the 250 seats at stake in the free, multi-party elections on Sunday.
NEWS
March 21, 1990 | Reuters
The Soviet republic of Georgia on Tuesday postponed this weekend's elections to its Parliament until autumn to enable opposition parties to take part, Zurab Kodalashvili of the Georgian Independent News Agency told reporters.
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