WILL THEY HOLD A SECOND STAGE?

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[04:39 pm] 08 January, 2008

The opposition in Georgia denies Michael Sahakashvili's victory. They
intruded into the office of the Central Electoral Commission headed by
Levan Gachechiladze, the united candidate of opposition and demanded
the resignation of the CEC chairman, accusing him of rigging. According
to the CEC, Sahakashvili has gathered 52 percent of votes, while the
opposition leader 41 percent of votes. Tonight the opposition will
hold a joint press conference.

Robert Kocharyan has already congratulated Michael Sahakashvili
with his victory. "I sincerely congratulate You with the victory
in the presidential elections. I am convinced that You will continue
stabilization, democratic and economic process development in Georgia",
says the congratulatory foreword.