Georgia's Central Election Commission says early results from Monday's parliamentary election indicate opponents of President Mikheil Saakashvili are leading.
The CEC said that with ballots from more than 20 percent of polling stations counted, the opposition Georgian Dream coalition led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili was leading in the vote for party lists.
The CEC said Georgian Dream had 54 percent of the vote, while the ruling United National Movement received 41 percent.
Seventy seven of the 150 members of parliament are being elected based on party lists. The remaining 73 members are being elected directly in voting districts.
Fourteen more districts to go...
59/73 Majoritarian districts counted: 29 UNM - 30 GD— Zoe Reyners (@ZoeReyners) October 2, 2012
Via Kanal Pik
"...reporting from the majoritarian districts is under way, with some showing major leads by ruling party and opposition candidates with between 80 and 90 percent of the precinct votes counted."
UNM Appears to Win 4 Majoritarian Districts, GD Poised to Take 3: In districts where 80 to 90 percent of votes h... bit.ly/QzlEnP— Kanal PIK English (@KanalPIK_en) October 2, 2012