Georgian president familiarizes himself with course of elections in several regions
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.1 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been following the course of parliamentary elections in the country all day. After voting he visited Kutaisi, Mestia, Ambrolauri and Khashuri.
In Kutaisi the President drove up to the building of the new parliament and talked with tourists there, Presidential Administration said on Monday.
Also during the meetings with the population the president stressed that he wants to see the historic events in the regions with his own eyes.
He said the people are active and cheerful.
Parliamentary elections are being held in Georgia. Around 14 parties and two political blocs are taking part in the elections.
Voter turnout in the parliamentary elections in Georgia was 45.5 percent as of 15:00, CEC spokesperson Eka Azarashvili said at a special briefing.
Ambrolauri in Racha-Lechkhumi region leads for its voter turnout, while the lowest activity was observed in Tsalka (Kvemo Kartli). The most active areas in Tbilisi are Mtatsminda and Didube.
Parliament will receive more authority in 2013 after amendments to the Constitution take force resulting in the president's power being reduced. The elections will be declared valid if the number of voters reaches one-third.