Saakashvili was convicted in absentia on the abuse of office charges in 2018 and sentenced to six years in prison. He denies any wrongdoing and says the case is politically motivated.
All the opposition parties have denounced as rigged the October 31 parliamentary elections and have staged mass protests, calling for snap polls – a demand the ruling Georgian Dream party has rejected.
The ruling Georgian Dream party led by billionaire ex-prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, which won the October 31 polls with a two-percent margin, has flatly denied the accusations of electoral fraud.
Mamuka Bakhtadze says the country must not be riven by political divisions that could play into Russia's hands.
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