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Georgia ruling party leads parliamentary elections, opposition rejects results

The ruling party in Georgia is narrowly ahead of the parliamentary elections on Saturday 31 October ahead of several opposition parties, according to the first results of the electoral commission published on Sunday 1er November.

The Georgian Dream “Massively falsifies the election results”, said ex-president in exile Mikheïl Saakashvili, leader of the opposition, announcing a “Strong mobilization to defend the votes”.

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The Georgian Dream, after the counting of more than 58% of the votes, had 49.32% of the votes against 44.47% for the opposition, in a proportional ballot which should allocate 120 of the 150 seats in the assembly .

The World with AFP

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