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Georgian Dream wins in 39 single member districts, while ruling party wins in 33

Georgia Materials 5 October 2012 14:07 (UTC +04:00)
The Georgian Dream opposition coalition has obtained 39 mandates in single member constituencies, while the United National Movement has 33
Georgian Dream wins in 39 single member districts, while ruling party wins in 33

Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 5 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /

The Georgian Dream opposition coalition has obtained 39 mandates in single member constituencies, while the United National Movement has 33.

According to the final preliminary CEC data, besides Tbilisi, Georgian Dream has obtained mandates in the majority of districts in the following areas: Sagarejo, Telavi, Akhmeta, Tianeti, Rustavi, Mtskheta, Dusheti, Kazbegi, Kaspi and Gori, Kareli, Borjomi, Oni, Mestia, Kharagauli, Sachkhere, Zestafoni, Bagdati, Samtredia, Khoni, Tkibuli, Kutaisi, Ozurgeti, Lanchuti, Chokhatauri, Poti, Batumi, Kobuleti and Khelvachauri.

The United National Movement won majoritarian elections in the following areas: Gurjaani Sighnaghi, Dedoplistskaro, Lagodekhi, Kvareli, Gardabani, Marneuli, Bolnisi, Dmanisi, Tsalka, Tetri Tskaro, Khashuri, Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni, Aspindza, Akhalkalaki, Ninotsminda, Ambrolauri, Tsageri, Lentekhi, Terzhola, Vani, Chiatura, Tskhaltubo, Abasha, Senaki, Martvili, Khobi, Zugdidi, Tsalenjikha, Chkhorotsku, Keda, Shuakhevi and Khulo.

However, MPs' mandates will be distributed in the single mandate constituencies after the court proceedings are completed. Georgian Dream is contesting the opponents' victory in eight constituencies, while the United National Movement contests one.

After counting 99.8 per cent of the votes, Georgian Dream keeps a leading position with 54.9 per cent, while the United National Movement 40.4 per cent in the proportional election system.

CEC told Trend that the final preliminary data will be published only after the trial on the disputed constituencies is over.

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.

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