Second Presidential Election Required to Avoid Citizen Contradiction - Opposition Party Leader
Georgia, Tbilisi, 11 January / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / The one way to avoid the citizen contradiction, is to set the second round of presidential election in Georgia, David Gamkrelidze, the leader of the New Rights opposition party and a candidate for the presidential post, considers. "The truth is -Mikhail Saakashvili did not collect the necessary votes and he is not a winner," Gamkrelidze said to Trend on 11 January.
On 5 Jan, the special presidential elections were held in Georgia. Mikhael Saakashvili, the former Georgian President, according to the Georgian Central Election Commission, collected 53.32% of votes. Levan Gachechiladze, the candidate from the United Opposition, collected 25.26% of votes.
After recognizing his defeat, Gamkrelidze said that despite the positive statements by the international community and observers, the elections were held in the complex conditions. According to the candidate, 450 of the foreign observers could not physically attend, more than the 3,400 election stations from the opening to the closing of the polling at the stations, which is one of the major problems.
"So, Saakashvili, I believe, collected 35% of the votes and his opponent -Gachechiladze more than 40% of the votes. Therefore, the second round of the negotiations should be set. People interests must be protected and we must find the peaceful ways to overcome this the situation," Gamkralidze said. The temporary truce, according to Gamkrelidze, is not a way off.