Georgian opposition vows to challenge election

TBILISI (Reuters) – Georgia’s main opposition block said on Thursday it would challenge the result of a parliamentary election that President Mikheil Saakashvili said he had won.

“We together with the people must achieve the cancellation of the election results and the calling of new parliamentary elections,” David Gamkrelidze, one of the leaders of the opposition coalition, told Reuters in an interview.

He said the opposition was the true victor in Wednesday’s parliamentary election but that the authorities rigged the vote.

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