facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Shevardnadze eyes Germany as safe haven

Nov. 21, 2003 at 7:53 AM   |   Comments

BADEN BADEN, Germany, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Rumors are swirling in Germany that Georgian leader Eduard Shevardnadze is buying a luxury escape villa there if the need arises.

The Times of London said reports were circulating the 75-year-old authoritarian president had a Georgian businesswoman negotiating on his behalf for a $13 million hilltop villa in the spa town of Baden Baden.

Thursday, election officials in Georgia announced Shevardnadze's party had officially won a plurality in the Nov. 2 elections, prompting calls for more opposition protest rallies and demonstrations.

International observers found many irregularities in the voting, including finding the names of dead people on electoral lists, while many living Georgians had been excluded. In the town of Rustavi, observers found 20,000 false registrations out of 56,000 people qualified to vote, the newspaper said.

Regardless of the turmoil, Shevardnadze is set to retire in 2005.

© 2003 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin
2
China overhauls legal system, at least on paper China overhauls legal system, at least on paper
3
Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder
4
NATO intercepts Russian spy plane NATO intercepts Russian spy plane
5
Continental Resources declares win in Oklahoma basin Continental Resources declares win in Oklahoma basin
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback