Wife of ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, Sandra Roelofs, submitted to the Central election Commission a statement renouncing his Deputy mandate. On Monday, November 7, reported the Public television of Georgia.
Roelofs, was the second number in the list of the party «United national movement» (UNM), which at the end of the last October election received 27 of the 77 seats in Parliament. Under the rules, the Deputy, who refuses the mandate received by the party lists, is a member of the UNM, which in the party list is on the 28th place, writes TASS.
Moreover, the representatives of the CEC said that the Commission was not empowered to deprive deputies of their mandate. It will have to make a new Parliament at its first meeting, with the approval of the powers of the elected deputies. This meeting is scheduled for November 19.
The first round of parliamentary elections was held on October 8 for a mixed electoral system: 77 elected on party lists, and 73 deputies in single-mandate constituencies. According to its results, the Parliament passed the «Georgian dream», which won 44 of the mandate of the «United national movement» (27 seats) and the «Alliance of patriots» (6 seats).
23 single-member districts won by candidates from the «Georgian dream». In the remaining 50 single-member districts none of the candidates receives more than 50%+1 vote needed to determine the winner.
The second round of elections in single-mandate constituencies took place on 30 October. In 48 districts won by candidates from the «Georgian dream», with two independent candidates. Representatives of the «United national movement» did not win in any of the districts, said RIA Novosti.