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Georgians Hold Opposition Protests Following Parliamentary Elections

The ruling party in the former Soviet republic of Georgia is claiming victory following Saturday’s closely contested parliamentary election. But the opposition alleges the vote was rigged and staged a rally outside parliament on Sunday in protest.Preliminary results show the ruling Georgian Dream, or GD, led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, garnered about 48% of the vote, according to election officials.The opposition United National Movement, or UNM, of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, was second with 27%. Trailing with roughly 4% was European Georgia, a party that split from the UNM in 2017. Altogether, there are eight opposition parties, including pro-Russia …read more

Source:: Voice of America