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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Shevardnadze May Stay

TBILISI, Georgia () -- Georgia's parliament postponed Wednesday's session amid indications that a crisis over head of state Eduard Shevardnadze's threat to resign was being defused.

The parliamentary press center said the legislature would meet Thursday and would discuss only scheduled matters.

This appeared to indicate that the parliamentary majority, which supports the former Soviet foreign minister, had persuaded Shevardnadze to stay on in office.

Shevardnadze, fed up with repeated opposition calls for his resignation, said Tuesday he would decide overnight whether to step down.