Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 179

The coalition comprised of Ajar Supreme Soviet chairman Aslan Abashidze’s All-Georgia Revival Union and Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze’s Union of Georgia’s Citizens won at least 72 out of 80 seats in the Ajar Republic’s legislature in the September 22 election. The turnout was a post-Soviet high of 93 percent, according to nearly-final returns released yesterday. One seat was won by one of Georgia’s rival communist parties, none of which is represented in the Tbilisi parliament. (Interfax, September 25) The outcome presages continuing stability in this autonomous republic of Georgia, in contrast to the Abkhaz and South Ossetian situations.

South Ossetian Prime Minister Dismissed.