Georgia, Tbilisi, 4 November / Trend corr. N.Kirtzkhalia / Georgi Targamadze, the leader of the Christian Democratic Movement (CDM), regards elections for the Supreme Council in Ajara as far from democratic standards. "The pre-election period took place in noncompetitive conditions and pressure facts on voters and members of commissions, as well as bribery facts were revealed," the leader of the CDM said at briefing in Batumi.
The party ranked second in the elections, yielding to the ruling United National Movement (UNM). The winner gained 28% of votes and the CDM - 14.7%. The CDM will have two or three mandates at the Supreme Council of Ajara.
"Although we doubled our indicators as compared to previous elections, we could not reach the planned indicator," Targamadze said.
He thanked members of commissions, voters and monitors, who could endure pressure by the authorities. "We intend to refute results of the elections in some polling stations and perhaps, to achieve abolition of results at constituencies," Targamadze said, stressing that the Elections Law was violated, especially, in Khelvachaur and Shuakhevi Regions of Ajara.
"The CDM will be the only opposition party at the Supreme Council and we will struggle for all people of the country," he said.
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