Georgia's art collector politician throws down challenge
26 August 2012 Last updated at 09:46 BST
As Georgians prepare to go the polls in October to elect a new parliament, the government is being challenged by a new party funded by a billionaire tycoon and art collector.
The fortune owned by opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili is worth half the value of the country's economy.
Damien McGuinness reports from the Georgian capital Tbilisi.