Ruling party says it will receive 46.3% of votes in municipal elections

The ruling Georgian Dream party has released the results of its election polls earlier today. Photo: Georgian Dream press office., 13 Aug 2021 - 12:31, Tbilisi,Georgia

The ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party says based on its polls that they will receive 46.3 per cent of votes in the October 2 municipal elections. 

The party political council member Shalva Papuashvili stated earlier today that the Georgian Dream ruling party candidate for Tbilisi mayor Kakha Kaladze will receive 66.2 per cent of votes in the elections, while his major opponent from the United National Movement party Nika Melia 33.8 per cent of votes. 

The GD polls for political parties are as follows: 

  • Georgian Dream - 46.3%
  • United National Movement - 23.3%
  • Girchi-More Freedom - 5.3%
  • Citizens - 3.3%
  • Strategy Agmashenebli - 2.3%
  • Alliance of Patriots - 2.1%
  • European Georgia - 1.4%
  • Girchi - 1.2%
  • Labour Party - 0.9%
  • United Georgia - 0.8%
  • Other parties - 5.6% 

PM Irakli Garibashvili says that the ruling party 'will definitely win the elections to bring far more stability and develipement in the country.' Photo: Georgian Dream press office. 

Papuashvili said that the polls were conducted in Tbilisi between 2-8 August and that 3,446 individuals participated in face-to-face interviews. 

He said that the margin of error is 2.2%. 

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated earlier today that GD ‘has no alternative in the country’ and that the opposition parties are even unable to nominate candidates. 

He said that the ruling party’s main opponents are the challenges the country faces currently.