About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:09 - 25 May.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Bibilov Disputes Runoff Results
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 28 Nov.'11 / 13:56

Anatoly Bibilov, breakaway South Ossetia’s emergency situations minister, disputes early results of the presidential runoff according to which he is losing the race to Alla Jioyeva.

With most of the votes already counted the breakaway region’s Central Election Commission (CEC) said Jioyeva was leading the race with 56.74% (14,828 votes) with Bibilov having 40% (10,462 votes).

“We have absolutely different information about the voting. We will submit all the information we have, as well as those violations which we have observed during the elections, to the court,” Bibilov said on Monday. “We will accept any ruling by the Supreme Court even if [the verdict] is against us.”

Before the noon on Monday the breakaway region’s Supreme Court said that a complaint had been filed from the Unity party, which backs Bibilov, about the alleged electoral violations. The court chairman, Atsamaz Bichenov, said that the allegations involve bribing and pressuring voters from Jioyeva’s campaign team. He called on the Central Election Commission not to announce any results of the runoff pending the court hearing, which was scheduled to start by the noon on Monday. The hearing, however, was postponed for Tuesday after the Unity party requested more time to provide additional information to the court in connection to its complaints.

The breakaway region’s CEC chairperson, Bela Plieva, said that no complaint had been filed to the electoral commission about alleged violations and she had learnt about the complaint filed to the Supreme Court from the media sources.

Latest News
25 May.'16 16:09
UNM Boycotts Parliament Sittings in Protest Over Kortskheli Violence
 UNM MPs said they will not attend sessions unless perpetrators of attack are held accountable.
25 May.'16 12:39
Venice Commission Looking into Georgia’s Controversial Bill on Constitutional Court
Commission’s opinion is expected on Friday, Georgian President’s adviser said.
25 May.'16 11:53
Police Question Men Involved in Kortskheli Violence, But No Charges Filed
Six men involved in the attack against UNM leaders were questioned without being charged.
25 May.'16 09:27
Kerry Congratulates Georgia on Independence Day
“We see Georgia as a leading example of democratic progress in the region,” Kerry said.
24 May.'16 15:05
Interior Minister Comments on Kortskheli Violent Incident
Police plan to ask the court to issue arrest warrants, the Interior Minister said.
23 May.'16 13:37
PM Condemns Election Violence in Kortskheli, Says ‘Perpetrators should be Punished’
“There will be a need for more mobilization of law enforcement agencies,” he said.
23 May.'16 10:26
GDDG Wins in Seven, UNM in Two Localities in Local By-Elections
UNM, which fielded candidates in four out of nine localities, are set to win two seats.
22 May.'16 23:57
Saakashvili: ‘Ivanishvili will be Defeated This Year’
“There will be no compromises with this dark force,” he said.
22 May.'16 21:50
CEC Chair: Electoral Process ‘Significantly Damaged’ by Violence in Kortskheli
By-election for vacant seats in local councils at number of localities was held on May 22.
22 May.'16 20:06
President Condemns Election Violence in Zugdidi, Calls for Probe
Leaders and activists of the opposition UNM party were beaten by supporters of ruling GDDG party.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
55