European Georgia opposition party to recall its election commission members during run-off

  • The European Georgia opposition party will not have its commission members in all election constituencies where the second-round of elections will take place on Saturday. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 16 Nov 2020 - 17:06, Tbilisi,Georgia

The opposition European Georgia party says that it will recall all its 1,922 commission members from 17 election constituencies where the second-round of elections will take place on Saturday. 

We have made the decision to show that the elections are completely illegitimate. The Georgian Dream party must be alone not only in parliament, but elsewhere,” the party member Sergi Kapanadze said.

Opposition parties say that the Georgian Dream government fabricated the October 31 parliamentary elections with the help of the country's Central Election Commission. 

The second-round of elections will be held in constituencies where candidates were unable to receive at least 51 per cent of the vote in the first round of elections. 

Opposition parties are demanding repeat elections. Photo: Nino Alavidze/ 

All eight parties who entered parliament demand repeat elections. 

The United National Movement majoritarian candidate in Adjara region Levan Varshalomidze has called upon the party’s voters to make ‘shame corridors’ for other voters at polling stations during the run-off. 

However, other members of the UNM, as well as almost all opposition parties, have condemned Varshalomidze’s statement.

The ruling party members have urged the opposition to be pro-western not only by words and accept the election results in a dignified manner.