October 1st saw once again that liberalism does not equal democracy. The great and very skillful neoliberal autocrat Mikheil Saakashvili lost democratic elections to the opposition. This vote in Georgia was not so much a victory for the opposition, but a verdict to Georgian electoral autocracy. Saakashvili and his team played very skillfully for the last 9 years. Their Fujimori playbook was working really well. Excellent media outreach, coupled with repressive state and outsourced terror enabled him to be a darling in the liberal press and be seen as a hero for the World Bank and other international financial institutions.