Georgia’s parliament speaker resigns after unrest
24 June 2019 | 5:34 am
Irakli Kobakhidze has stepped down following a night of violent protests outside the Georgian parliament. A decision to allow a Russian politician to address lawmakers fueled the anti-Moscow rallies.
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