Georgian CEC: Difference between leaders of parliamentary race hits 12 per cent
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 2 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian CEC has counted the votes from 1,090 (29.1 per cent) of the 3766 constituencies.
The opposition coalition Georgian Dream Party continues to maintain a lead with 53.11 per cent.
The ruling United National Movement - more good to people Party ranks second with 41.57 per cent.
The Giorgi Targamadze Christian-Democratic Movement gained 2.38 per cent, Shalva Natelashvili - Georgian Labour Party - 1.31 per cent.
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on October 1. Around 14 parties and two political blocs participated in the elections.
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on a mixed - list, majority system. Around 150 MPs must be elected - 77 on the lists (a passing barrier of five per cent) and 73 - single-seat constituencies.
Parliament will receive more authority in 2013 after amendments to the Constitution take effect resulting in the president's power being reduced.