Calm in Javakhk After Tense Election

AKHALKALAK–Georgia (Armenpress)–A large wave of protest was ignited following Sunday’s local and regional governmental body elections. In some cities mass demonstrations were held to protest illegalities and infringemen’s in the election procedure–A-Info news agency reported.

In comparison to other regions–the situation in Samtskhe-Javakheti is much calmer–according to eyewitness accounts. However–election results have not been announced yet in the cities of Akhalkalak and Akhaltskha–where the electoral commission has not received crucial reports from local precincts and electoral commissions.

In Akhalkalak–the electoral commission has not announced the final election results–since pressure is being applied to contest the results by the losing faction–headed by Melik Rayisian.


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