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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted the people on the eve of Parsi New Year.

“Greetings and good wishes to all my Parsi brothers and sisters on the joyous occasion of Navroz,” the president said in a statement.

He said that over the years, the Parsi community of India has immensely enriched the country and contributed enormously to its prosperity and welfare.

“Navroz represents new beginnings. May this festival bring happiness and prosperity to all and inspire us to spread the message of amity and goodwill far and wide,” the president added.

(IANS)

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French-Diplomat Wins Georgia’s Presidential Election

Zurabishvili ran as an independent, but backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party.

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Salome Zurabishvili, former Georgian foreign minister, speaks during a news briefing at her campaign headquarters in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov. 28, 2018. VOA

Georgian election officials say a French-born former foreign minister has won a presidential runoff, marking the last time citizens of the ex-Soviet nation elected their head of state by popular vote.

The Central Election Commission said Thursday that with 99.9 percent of precincts counted, Salome Zurabishvili has won nearly 60 percent of the vote, while her rival, Grigol Vashadze, polled just more than 40 percent in Wednesday’s ballot.

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Zurabishvili ran as an independent, but backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party. Vashadze was supported by a coalition of opposition forces.

Georgia, a country with 4 million people in the volatile Caucasus region, is transitioning to a parliamentary republic. Presidential powers have been substantially reduced and after the new president’s six-year term ends, future heads of state will be chosen by delegates. (VOA)

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