Opposition supporters march through the streets of Yerevan on Friday to demand prime minister Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of Armenians and Georgians have taken to the streets of their capitals to demand that their governments step down and call snap elections, a(...)

 A man holds a Georgia-shaped sign depicting the national flag during an opposition rally in support of Nika Melia in front of parliament in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Thousands of Georgians protested in their capital, Tbilisi, after police stormed the headquarters of the country’s main opposition party and arrested (...)

Giorgi Gakharia, who has stepped down as Georgia’s prime minister. “Unfortunately, I could not reach a consensus with my team on this issue,” he said.  Photograph: Lex Van Lieshout/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Georgia’s prime minister Giorgi Gakharia has resigned as plans to arrest an opposition leader split the government and pitched the Black Sea state int(...)

A woman passes election posters of candidates Beka Odisharia of the Georgian Dream party and Irakli Abesadze of United National Movement party, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Georgia’s ruling party decisively won a second round of voting on Sunday, giving it more than three-quarters of seats in parliament, enough to change (...)

Two women stand in front of election posters of opposition candidate Sofio Giorgadze and Ketevan Mamulshvili of the ruling Georgian Dream party, in Tbilisi. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Georgia’s two main parties claim they are poised for victory in parliamentary elections on Saturday, amid tension stoked by car and gun attacks on pol(...)

A group of young nationalists walk throught Tbilisi centre on May 26th, the day when the  country celebrates its independence in 1918. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A sausage-wielding mob has stormed a vegan cafe in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, amid fears of rising intolerance and nationalist violence in the Cauc(...)

The mayor of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, Gigi Ugulava, has been suspended from office after he was charged with misspending public funds. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters.

The mayor of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi has been suspended from office after he was charged with misspending public funds in a case he and his opposit(...)

A woman walks past an election poster of presidential candidate Georgy Margvelashvili in Tbilisi. Mr Margvelashvili is expected to win this weekend’s election. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

As Georgia prepares to hold a presidential election tomorrow, most of the chatter in Tbilisi is not about who will win, but whether Mikheil Saakashvi(...)