UNM decides to not boycott parliament
The leader of the United National Movement David Bakradze said that the party will use all the legal tools, like rallies, networks abroad in order that Georgia didn’t turned into ‘single-party country’.
“Despite unequal conditions, despite fabrication of election and pressure, despite the second round will be conducted on the background of hard fight, we will continue the fight,” APA cited him as saying.
Mikheil Saakashvili said earlier that he didn’t support the idea of participating in the second round, and reaffirmed this opinion in a short statement on Facebook. He writes he doesn’t see any point in participating, but as he stated earlier, each candidate has to decide this independently.
UNM received 27.1% of votes in Saturday’s election. None of the party’s majoritarian candidates won the first round. They will have to compete against Georgian Dream candidates in the second round.