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Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili called on the residents not to recognize the results of presidential elections, which were won by an independent candidate Salome Zurabishvili. On Thursday, November 29, according to JamNews.
Saakashvili demanded early parliamentary elections to be held in 2020. “Peaceful and orderly, we must end this government,” he said via Skype to the supporters of the losing candidate from the opposition Union of “Strength in unity” Grigol Vashadze.
Saakashvili stressed that in the current situation we should not blame Georgians themselves. In his opinion, people are not to blame for the fact that “sold out for the potatoes.”
In addition, he urged supporters to go protest.
Salome Zurabishvili, supported by the ruling party “Georgian dream”, won the presidential elections held on November 28. According to the CEC, for it is given to 59,56% of the votes. Her opponent Grigol Vashadze scored 40,44%, but the results of the election and his defeat is not recognized, reports “Interfax”.
After the second round of elections of November 28, Saakashvili called the election campaign as illegitimate and called on residents of the country to peaceful civil disobedience, writes “Georgia Online”. He also accused the authorities of rigging, vote-buying and pressure on them.
Parliamentary elections in Georgia are held every four years. The results of the vote in 2016, the ruling was political Union “Georgian dream — Democratic Georgia”, led by Prime Minister George Kvirikashvili.
Mikhail Saakashvili came to power as a result of opposition rallies in 2004, then in 2007 made a voluntary decision to resign after mass protests in Tbilisi. In 2008, he again became President, but in 2013 he left Georgia before the end of the presidential term, saying that his party, which lost the parliamentary election, going into opposition. His bloc “United national movement” is a coalition of opposition parties, “Strength in unity”.
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