If Results Announced by Exit Poll Coincide with Central Election Commission’s, We Will Make Court Appeal – Georgian Labour Secretary General
Georgia, Tbilisi, 22 may/ Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / The Georgian Labour Party will make a court appeal against the results of the parliamentary elections if the results of the Central Election Commission (CEC) will coincide with the results announced by exit poll.
Iosif Shatberashvili, Leader of the opposition Labour Party of Georgia, stated to Trend that if the final results by exit poll will coincide with the official results by CEC we will make a court appeal.
On 21 May, the data of exit polls, held by four NGOs by order of Georgian TVs, was published in Georgia. As per the data of the exit polls, the ruling National Movement takes leading position by 63.1%.
The bloc United Opposition, National Council and New received 14.2% of votes, Christian-Democratic movement (Giorgi Targamadze) - 9.5% and Labour - 7.8%.
Shatberashvili stated that the Labour party has managed to overcome the barrier in order to be presented in the Parliament, but "we were not allowed to the Parliament".
Shatberashvili stated that the results announced by exit poll were made by the state order.
The exit poll was held by the State University named Ilyi Chavchavadze, Caucasian Institute of World, Democracy and Development, Georgian Institute of Public Affairs and Georgian Strategically and International Investigation Fund. The bloc United Opposition, National Council and New received 14.2% votes, Christian-Democratic movement (Giorgi Targamadze) - 9.5% and others - 6%.
Gigi Tevzadze, one of the organizers of exit poll and Rector of Tbilisi State University, stated that the country should wait for the final official results of parliamentary elections from Central Elections Commission, but 'I do not think that the results from CEC will not differ from the results stated by exit poll'.