CEC: Voting results may be annulled in some constituencies in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 2 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Chairman of the Georgian Central Election Commission Zurab Kharatishvili said at a briefing today that along with the Khashuri constituencies, the election results may be abolished at one or two polling stations in Gori.
The CEC chairman said it will clarify the situation and if necessary, the results will be abolished at several constituencies in Khashuri and Gori.
Kharatishvili has not specified the actual constituencies and cause of annulling the election results.
It should be stressed that Kharatishvili made a statement about the problems at two constituencies in Khashuri. He said that the results will be declared invalid on the third and tenth constituencies in that area.
The Maestro TV Company reported that a ballot box was stolen from the third constituency in Khashuri. Gunshots were heard nearby and Special Forces used tear gas. Later, the Interior Ministry denied the information about the shooting.
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on October 1. Around 14 parties and two political blocs participated in the elections.
Parliament will receive more authority in 2013 after amendments to the Constitution take force resulting in the president's power being reduced.
The opposition coalition Georgian Dream Party leads after counting almost 20 per cent of votes in the CEC.
The ruling United National Movement - more good to the people Party ranks second with 42.08 per cent.