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Will Georgia's new president be able to rule without Ivanishvili?

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Giorgi Margvelashvili
Giorgi Margvelashvili Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili

Giorgi Margvelashvili, the candidate backed by Georgia's billionaire prime minister won a sweeping victory in Sunday's elections. He wants a reduction of tensions with Russia while stregthening ties with the European Union. But what will happen when Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili steps down in the coming weeks? Tornike Gordadze, a former Georgian government minister now based in France, discusses the former soviet republic's future.