Georgian CEC counts votes at 79 per cent of foreign constituencies
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 3 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
According to the preliminary results of counting the Georgian citizens' votes abroad, the United National Movement Party gained 48.71 per cent of the votes at 37 polling stations, while the Georgian Dream was 46.53 per cent.
Around 2723 Georgian citizens living abroad voted for the United National Movement, while 2601 for Georgian Dream.
Around 47 constituencies were opened outside of Georgia. The votes were counted in 37 constituencies (78.72 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.