The Central Electoral Commission of Georgia reports that the ruling Georgian Dream Party’s candidates are winning in all 17 single-mandate constituencies where the second round of parliamentary elections was held on November 21.
“Georgian Dream Party is actually the only party that participated in the second round. Members of the opposition boycotted the November 21 elections and called on their supporters to overlook the elections, referring to it as phony,” Georgia News reported.
Based on the results of the two rounds, Georgian Dream Party obtained 90 of the 150 mandates, and the other 60 seats were distributed among eight opposition parties.
The opposition says the October 31 elections are not legitimate. All the eight opposition parties that received mandates have renounced them. Over the past three weeks, the opposition has been holding large protests with the demand to set up a new electoral commission and hold new elections.
To get out of the serious political crisis, the parties having received mandates in parliament have sat the negotiating table for negotiations brokered by the EU and the US, but the parties have refused to make mutual concessions.