Russian Politician Does Not Rule Out New Confrontation Wave between Georgia’s Opposition and Authorities
Azerbaijan, Baku, 23 May / Trend corr S. Agayeva/ Russia's political elite does not rule out that a new confrontation wave may appear between the political forces in Georgia. "The statement by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili that the governing party won the elections may start a new way of political crisis," Russian political scientist Evgeniy Kozhogin, Director of the Russian Institute of Strategic Research, said.
"The Georgian President stated that the governing party has won the parliamentary elections of 21 May without waiting for final vote results, and that may confront opposition with authorities," Kozhogin said to Trend on 23 May.
"Saakashvili's regime is unacceptable for unified opposition and its electorate. Therefore, opposition's uprising is quite possible," he said.
" Georgia's governing National Movement party has gained a constitutional majority in the Parliament as a result of the elections," Spokesperson for Georgian Central Election Committee Zurab Kachkachishvili said to journalists.
Georgia's new Parliament includes 150 MP positions. A half of MPs (75) are elected through proportional system and a half though majority system.
"Governing party's candidates have won the elections almost in all the majority districts, while their opponents gained only four mandates - two of Unified Opposition and two of the Republican Party. Thus, only through majority system the governing party is expected to gain 71 MP mandates in the Parliament," Kachkachishvili said.
The elections involved 9 parties and 3 blocs.
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