The CEC of Georgia on Sunday released preliminary data on the results of voting in the second round of parliamentary elections in 17 single-mandate constituencies, according to which the majority candidates from the ruling Georgian Dream party won in all 17 constituencies.
As the acting press speaker of the commission Natia Ioseliani said at a briefing, the elections held on Saturday were held in a calm atmosphere without any serious violations.
Candidates from eight opposition parties who entered parliament, in protest over the “falsified by the authorities” elections on October 31, did not participate in the majoritarian elections.
The executive secretary of the Georgian Dream Irakli Kobakhidze told reporters that in the new parliament the ruling party will receive 90 deputy mandates, and eight opposition parties will receive 60 mandates. “We again offer the opposition to abandon the boycott and return to political activity in parliament,” he said.
Next week, with the mediation of diplomats accredited in Georgia, the third meeting of representatives of the opposition and the Georgian Dream will take place.
At the previous two meetings, opposition leaders demanded the appointment of new parliamentary elections, otherwise they refuse to recognize the results of the October 31 elections and take parliamentary mandates.