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Georgian ruling coalition wins local elections

IANS | Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 05:54

Tbilisi: Georgia`s ruling coalition Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgai has swept the country`s local elections after taking unbeatable lead in the run-off held Saturday, announced the Central Electoral Commission based on provisional results.

The Georgian Dream candidates have won the local polls for all the 71 local councils (majority of all local assemblies), all the 12 self-governing cities and all the 59 local municipalities ( mayors and councilors), reported Xinhua.
Saturday`s second round of local polls posted a turnout rate of 36 percent, compared with the first round of the local polls held June 15, which had a turnout rate of 43.3 percent, according to the Central Electoral Commission.
The Georgian Dream coalition now holds the South Caucasus country`s presidency, the majority of the national parliament and now all the local governments.

First Published: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 05:54
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