Usupashvili expects second round of voting in majoritarian districts

 Usupashvili expects second round of voting in majoritarian districts

Georgia’s Parliament Speaker David Usupashvili said tomorrow’s elections was one of the most important elections in the history of Georgia. 

Usupashvili said the October 8 elections would be held with "unprecedented political freedom”, which was how it should be but at the same time placed more responsibilities on political players and the public. 

He said it was vital all political players and parties accepted the election results announced by Georgia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) and to refrain from acting based on pre-election polls or on research they read, were offered or commissioned.

Looking ahead, Usupashvili believed there will be a second round of voting in some majoritarian districts, which will happen if first-past-the-post candidates do not receive more than 50 percent of support in the first round. If this happened, he hoped people would continue to act responsibly and the election environment would remain calm, reports.

"Before the new Parliament is elected, the current one will continue fulfilling its duties until the new one is sworn in. It is the matter of dignity for each political player to peacefully complete the election process,” Usupashvili said.