Georgian President avoids accusations of violating Electoral Code
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 1 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
The Georgian Central Election Commission couldn't find irregularities in the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's speech in the constituency while voting with the propaganda of his party and candidate of the United National Movement. This issue was discussed yesterday during the first post-election session of the CEC.
Representatives of opposition parties stated about violating the Electoral Code by Saakashvili.
The CEC chairman Zurab Kharatishvili clarified that the president's speech is not a violation of the Electoral Code, as the Code only bans television advertisement in favor of subjects of the electoral process. "The President expressed his own opinion on confidence in victory of one party and candidate, and this is not an advertisement," he believes.
Meanwhile, during the President Saakashvili's live transmission from the section in the street Zandukeli during voting broadcast was interrupted immediately, as soon as the President began to talk about confidence in the victory of his party.