Georgian CEC counts 99.95 percent of votes – ‘Georgian Dream’ leads
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.4 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
The Central Election Commission of Georgia has counted votes from 3,694 (99.95 per cent) out of 3,766 polling stations.
According to initial information, Bidzina Ivanishvili's opposition coalition "Georgian Dream" continues to lead with 54.88 per cent (1.184.593 votes).
The ruling party "United National Movement - More Benefit for People" ranks second with 40.39 per cent (871,725 votes).
Giorgi Targamadze - Christian-Democratic Movement gained 2.04 per cent (44,118 votes), Shalva Natelashvili - Georgian Labour Party - 1.2 per cent (26,751 votes).
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on Oct.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.