About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
TV Reports Public Opinion Survey Ahead of Polls
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 2 Dec.'07 / 13:45

Mikheil Saakashvili is set to retake the presidency on January 5, according to a public opinion poll cited on Rustavi 2 TV on December 2.

The survey, commissioned by the Saakashvili campaign, was carried out by Business Consulting Group (BSG).

The Rustavi 2 report on the results created a storm of opposition protest, with Labor Party activists even staging a protest rally outside the station.

“Rustavi 2 TV has aired a false public opinion survey conducted by BCG, whose founder is Levan Tarkhnishvili [chairman of the Central Election Commission] and whose director is Ani Tarkhnishvili, the wife of the CEC Chairman,” Giorgi Gugava of the Labor Party said at the rally. The Labor Party leader, Shalva Natelashvili, is a presidential candidate.

BCG said that it had interviewed 10,000 people throughout Georgia between November 16 and November 29.

According to the survey, 71.3% of respondents will vote on January 5.

The survey predicts that Mikheil Saakashvili would take 54.5% of votes cast, followed by Levan Gachechiladze, the nine-party opposition coalition candidate, on 15.5%.

Badri Patarkatsishvili, a business and media tycoon, comes third, with 14.5%. Davit Gamkrelidze, leader of the New Rights Party – 6.4%; Shalva Natelashvili – 5.6% and Gia Maisashvili, leader of Party of Future – 3.5%, according to the Rustavi 2 TV report.

A plebiscite to determine the timing of parliamentary elections will also be held on January 5. Most respondents, 63.6%, said they favoured an opposition proposal to hold them in spring. 13.8% backed the government's autumn suggestion, while 22.6% remained undecided.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2020, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
22