: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Georgians vote in tightly contested parliamentary election

Monitoring Desk

Tbilisi: Georgians have voted in tightly contested parliamentary elections pitting an unlikely union of opposition forces against the increasingly unpopular ruling party led by the country’s richest man.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has promised free and fair polls and encouraged citizens to vote in the elections which “will define Georgia’s further successful development”.

“We can show the world another example by holding exemplary elections – free, open, democratic, and transparent,” he said in a statement.

Nestled between the Caucasus mountains and the Black Sea, Georgia is seen as a rare example of a democracy among ex-Soviet countries.

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Source:: The Frontier Post


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