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2 voting blocs and more than 20 parties to participate in parliamentary election in Georgia2012-08-21 12:12
The Central Election Commission of Georgia has admitted two voting blocs and 21 parties to participate in the parliamentary election on the 1st of October, the Interfax reported. Eight parties were denied registration.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The voting bloc "Georgy Targamadze - Christian Democratic Union" at the moment uncludes the Christian Democratic Movement and the "European Democrats" of Paata Davitaia, whic are in a parliamentary minority.
The opposition bloc "Bidzina Ivanishvili - The Georgian Dream" includes six parties: "Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia", the Conservative Party, "Industrialists", the Republican Party, "Our Georgia - Free Democrats" and the National Forum.
Recall, starting from August 2, Georgian Central Election Commission began registration of organizations for the observation of the parliamentary election.
"From today, the CEC of Georgia begins registration of observers. While it is very difficult to say exactly how many organizations will be registered in the Commission. We take into account the experience of the previous elections. During the election of local self-government in 2010, there were registered about 12 thousand of local and more than a thousand of foreign observers. We think that the order of these numbers will be similar", the CEC Chairman Zurab Kharatishvili said.Georgian organizations should submit their applications till August 5, and foreign organizations - till September 21.
Mikheil Saakashvili has appointed parliamentary election on 1 October. This was announced at the briefing on Wednesday by the press speaker of the head of the Georgian state Manana Manjgaladze. According to her, the President of Georgia hopes that the upcoming election will be "exemplary".