Irakli Alasania, leader of Alliance for Georgia, said only an official vote tabulation give real picture of Sunday’s local elections and not exit polls.
“Following hours are decisive in finding out what was the choice made by the Tbilisi voters. Only afterwards it will be possible to assess the elections,” he said in a brief statement to journalists after the results of exit polls commissioned by three largest Georgian televisions were released.
“Exit polls do not give a real picture. Only vote tabulation will give us a real picture. We will make an assessment only afterwards,” he said.
Edison Research exit polls for Rustavi 2 TV and Imedi TV, in which Ugulava leads with 60%, results were based upon 12,951 interviews of voters randomly selected from a sample of 72 polling locations in Tbilisi. The response rate of voters who were selected to participate in the exit poll was 49%.