: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Georgia’s ruling party wins vote; opposition urges protests

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia’s ruling party won the country’s highly contested parliamentary election, according to preliminary results announced Sunday that the opposition refused to recognize as valid and used to call for protests, saying they were manipulated.

Georgia’s Central election commission said that with 95% of ballots counted, the Georgian Dream party had received 48.1% of the vote in Saturday’s election. The biggest opposition alliance led by the United National Movement party, got 26.9%. Several more opposition parties cleared the 1% threshold to get seats in Parliament.

Irakli Kobahidze, Georgian Dream’s executive secretary, said the party won enough seats …read more

Source:: KXAN