The Ministry of Internal Affairs about the shooting in Chumlaki
28 November, 2018
The Ministry of Internal Affairs about the shooting in Chumlaki
Today on the 28th of November, the second round of the presidential election takes place in Georgia. The first round of the election occurred on the 28th of October. It is the last election in which the president will be selected by popular vote. After that, presidents will be picked by an electoral college of 300 lawmakers and regional officials.

The initial results from Georgia’s presidential election showed that neither of the two frontrunners, Salome Zourabichvili who is backed by the
ruling party and Grigol Vashadze from an opposition coalition, was likely to win enough votes to secure the victory. Thus, the candidates are facing a runoff election.

Less than an hour ago, there was a shooting in the vicinity of the 19th polling station in Chumlaki, Kakheti (east part of Georgia). It was said that the shotgun was aimed at the representatives of the United National Movement, the opposition party supporting Grigol Vashadze. It was allegedly the brother of Mikheil Saakashvili, former president of Georgia, Davit Saakashvili among the representatives of the party.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has just confirmed that the shooting really took place but denied that it was connected to the election process. They claim that the shooting was done by one of the drunken citizens nearby Chumlaki. The ministry has launched an investigation into the case and the responsible person for the incident is being questioned in a police department.

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