Opposition Calls for Rally
Nine-party opposition coalition's presidential candidate, Levan Gachechiladze, said attempts were underway to rig the elections and called on supporters to rally on January 6.
"Tomorrow at 2pm I call everyone to rally at Rike [an open area in downtown Tbilisi] to celebrate our victory. We are losing Georgia and we should not let it happen. We have won," Gachechiladze said while speaking in a live talk show at the local Tbilisi-based Kavkasia TV station after midnight on January 6.
Giorgi Maisashvili, a presidential candidate, who said earlier that Gachechiladze won the elections, said he would also join the rally. Speaking in the same TV talk show he said: "I have promised my voters that I would have fought till the end to protect their votes, now we have to do that. The Saakashvili regime is illegitimate and I will fight for protection of our rights."