TBILISI, DFWatch — President Mikheil Saakashvili’s party lost the election in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara.
This is his favorite region which he visits frequently. Georgian Dream coalition got 57.6 percent of the votes according to the most recent figures from the Central Election Commission, while Saakashvili’s United National Movement (UNM) received 37 percent of the votes.
National Movement lost in Batumi, a port city in Adjara which the government in recent years has spent much money on making look nice, and also used as venue for many concerts and conferences, thereby increasing its significance nationally.
Murman Dumbadze, majoritarian candidate for Georgian Dream received 63.29 percent of the votes. He was up against Giorgi Baramidze, former Minister for EU Integration and majoritarian candidate for UNM, who received 31.29 percent of votes.
At the moment, 3677 districts out of 3766 have been counted, and out of a total of 2.2 million votes – 60% of the electorate – Georgian Dream received 54.92 %, while UNM received 40.35 % of votes.