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Opposition predicted to win Georgian election

by | Oct 1, 2012

Bidzina Ivanishvili, who went into politics one year ago, has won the parliamentary election in Georgia, according to all the exit polls. (IPN.)

TBILISI, DFWatch – All the exit polls published after voting ended show that the opposition has won the election in Georgia.

Also the pro-government TV channels show Georgian Dream winning. Rustavi 2’s exit poll show the following: Georgian Dream 51 percent, National Movement 41 percent, Christian Democrats 4 percent, Labor Party 1 percent, the rest 3 percent. This poll was done by Edison Research and the data was compiled at 16:00 today.

An exit poll conducted by the NGO Voters’ League which has questioned 29 000 voters: Georgian Dream 70.29 percent, National Movement – 24, 66 percent, the rest – 5.9 percent.

The results of the Public Broadcaster, a poll done by the organization GFK is the following: National Movement – 30 percent, Georgian Dream – 35 percent, 32 percent didn’t wish to answer. Results are of data 17:30 on Monday.

Maestro TV exit poll results, which were ordered to Oxford University Consulting: National Movement 27 percent, Georgian Dream – 63 percent; Tbilisi – National Movement UNM – 18 percent, Georgian Dream – 75 percent.

Georgian Dream leader Bidzina Ivanishvili spoke on TV shortly after his apparent victory was announced.

“We did this, the Georgian people did this,” Ivanishvili said, adding that he is very happy today. He congratulated his supporters.

“I’m glad we have taken our country back, we have taken our dignity back.”

The first official results are expected at 3 am local time.

Downtown Tbilisi is now filled by ecstatic opposition sympathizers celebrating the apparent victory.



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