Members of Georgia”s ruling party were in festive mood after early results suggested it had secured major victories in this weekend’s local elections that are seen as a major test of the governmentThe director o.
The Central Elections Commission said on Sunday that tallies from about 39% of precincts showed the ruling Georgian Dream party with about 49% of the overall vote, followed by the main opposition party United National Movement (UNM), with 31%. Several other parties were in single digits.
But despite the ruling party’s apparent lead nationwide in the in ex-Soviet republic, mayoral contests in the four largest cities likely will need runoffs.
The election has been overshadowed by the arrest on Friday of exiled former President Mikheil SaakashviliThe variant of concern that launched Wave 3 after starting to become dominant in January., also the founder of UNMThe second — and many nurses have nothing left to give., upon his return to the country in a bid to galvanise opposition to Georgian Dream.