Georgian opposition leaders have gathered with their supporters in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi to protest the results of the October 30 run-off municipal elections.
The opposition, claiming that the election results were fabricated, announced rallies in the cities of Batumi, Kutaisi, and Zugdidi, in addition to the massive demonstration in Tbilisi scheduled for November 7.
We need some time to plan a massive demonstration for the whole world to see, said Nika Melia, the chairman of the United National Movement (UNM).
The leader of the Lelo party, Mamuka Khazaradze, announced that he is leaving his MP mandate, to ‘continue fighting from the street for free Georgia.’
It will be an uncompromising battle within the boundaries of the constitution, but we will show this government that there will be no yielding, Khazaradze added.
Before the massive demonstration in Tbilisi, rallies will be held in Batumi, Kutaisi and Zugdidi. Photo: Agenda.ge
The head of the political movement Droa, Elene Khoshtaria, asserted that the united opposition plan will ‘certainly lead to victory.’
We will continue fighting for all those votes, which the citizens of Georgia gave to the opposition, gave to the changes, Khoshtaria said.
#Georgia #Tbilisi #Gvote21 #Opposition has gathered their supporters at Rustaveli ave, in front of Parliament of Georgia to thank for support and to announce the protest rally on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/1J6OLFQBGY— agenda.ge (@agenda_ge) October 31, 2021
The official results of the 2021 municipal election run-offs in Georgia show that the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) mayoral candidates have won in 19 municipalities, while the opposition contender has won in just one.