Opposition holding rallies in Batumi, Rustavi in boycott of run-off results

Boycotting the results of municipal run-off, opposition claims the elections have been falsified. Calling for ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili's release, they plan to hold rallies until their victory. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge


Agenda.ge, 02 Nov 2021 - 21:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian opposition led by the United National Movement (UNM) is holding rallies in protest of the results of October 30 municipal election run-offs in Batumi and Rustavi. 

Claiming that the elections have been ‘stolen’ by the ruling Georgian Dream party, UNM leader Nika Melia, who ran for Tbilisi mayor, said in Batumi that the opposition will hold permanent rallies until ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili’s release.