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CEC Releases Final Vote Tally
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 5 Jun.'08 / 13:04

The ruling party has 119 MPs in the 150-seat parliament, according to the final vote tally of the May 21 elections released by the Central Election Commission (CEC) on June 5.

The opposition coalition has gained 17 seats and six seats go to the Labor Party and Christian-Democratic Party each.

According to the final vote tally, the total number of eligible voters was 3,465,736; 1,850,407 voters cast their ballots in the parliamentary elections – making the voter turnout 53.9%. A total of 56,099 ballot papers were annulled.

The final official results of the party-list, proportional contest are: 

1. The ruling National Movement Party – 59.18% (1,050,237 votes)
2. The nine-party opposition bloc – 17.73% (314,668 votes)
3. Christian-Democratic Party – 8.66% (153,634 votes)
4. Labor Party – 7.44% (132,092 votes)

Other parties and blocs running in the elections have failed to clear the 5% threshold:

5. Republican Party - 3.78% (67,037 votes)
6. Christian-Democratic Alliance - 0.89% (15,839 votes)
7. Rightist Alliance-Topadze-Industrialists - 0.93% (16,440 votes)
8. Traditionalists-Our Georgia-Women’s Party – 0.44% (7,880 votes)
9. Georgian Politics – 0.46% (8,231 votes)
10. Union of Georgian Sportsmen – 0.19% (3,308 votes)
11. National Party of All-Georgian Radical-Democrats – 0.18% (3,180 votes)
12. Our Country – 0.12% (2,101 votes)

According to the results the National Movement Party gets 48 lawmakers through the party-list, proportional contest in the new parliament.

In addition, the ruling party has won majoritarian MP contests in 71 of the 75 single-mandate constituencies.

The four remaining majoritarian seats were taken by opposition candidates.

Two candidates of the nine-party opposition bloc – Davit Gamkrelidze and Davit Saganelidze, both from the New Rights Party – won majoritarian MP contests in two single mandate constituencies in Tbilisi (Vake and Didube, respectively).

Candidates running on the Republican Party ticket won majoritarian contests in Kazbegi and Tsageri single-mandate constituencies.

In accordance with the law the final vote tally needs only to be signed by the CEC chairman and secretary and the consent of other members of the commission is not required.

The six members of the CEC from the opposition parties said in a joint statement that they disagreed with the results. The opposition claims that elections were rigged and demands repeat parliamentary elections.

The opposition coalition and the Labor Party have both stated that they will not take their seats in the new parliament. The Christian-Democratic Party remains undecided.

The Georgian Constitution says that the first session of the newly elected parliament should be convened no later than 20 days after the elections. The president has to convene the first session.

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