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Members of the Georgian election committee empty a ballot box after... News PhotoBallot Box,Election,Georgia - Country,Organized Group,People,Politics,Polling Place,Presidential Election,Station,Tbilisi,Vertical,VotingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMembers of the Georgian election committee empty a ballot box after voting closed at a polling station during the presidential election in Tbilisi on October 27, 2013. An ally of billionaire Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili claimed a crushing first-round victory in a presidential vote Sunday after his main opponent conceded defeat and exit polls pointed to an overwhelming win. Giorgi Margvelashvili, a little-known academic from the premier's Georgian Dream coalition, had at least 66 percent of the vote in two television exit polls, well ahead of former parliament speaker David Bakradze of outgoing President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement party, in second place with around 20 percent in the ex-Soviet state. . AFP PHOTO /VANO SHLAMOV (Photo credit should read VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)