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Georgian CEC chairman claimed ready to resign2010-03-12 17:50
Zurab Kharatishvili, the head of the Central Electoral Commission of Georgia is ready to resign in case opposition presents evidence of intentional overstating of number of electors in electoral lists, the CEC chairman said at today's joint press conference with Georgi Vashadze, the chairman of Civil Registry Agency of the Ministry of Justice.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"I address the parties, who make irresponsible statements on data of 1 million non-existing people, allegedly included in electoral lists... If anyone presents a list, including at least 1000 non-existing electors, I'll be ready to resign tomorrow," Kharatishvili said.
Previously Kakha Kukava, the Conservative party leader, claimed the electoral list contains by one million more people than exist in reality.
On the threshold of the upcoming elections of May 30th, CEC and Civil Registry Agency published the lists of electors, stating that 3 587 425 electors live in the country.
Opposition believes the lists are intentionally overstated.
CEC and Civil Registry Agency , in their turn, question the work of political subjects on lists' monitoring and demand inspection of targeted use of budget finance, allocated for the check.
11 parties are involved in the check of electoral data, the government allocated about USD 700 000.