Irakli Melashvili: “One Million Illegal Voters”
April 6, 2010
The number of voters in the election list for 2010 is increased at almost one million people, said a leader of the National Forum, Irakli Melashvili. He stated that 3, 6 million voters on the list are unreal because the same number of people took part in the elections in 1990. Since 1990, the number of population in the country decreased by one million.
“We are making the statement based on the official data of the national agency of the statistics of Georgia. More precisely, 3, 6 million voters according to the Central Election Commission were registered in 1990 when 5, 5 million people lived in Georgia and residents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia also took part in the elections. According to the statistics agency, 4, 4 million people live in Georgia. However, the number of voters is the same. Apparently, children and future generation do not live in Georgia,” said Melashvili.
According to him, the number of people over 15 in Georgia is 2 759 200; among them, 1 917 000 are 15 and older; retired people are 842 200, and in total they make 2 759 200 people; adults between 15 and 18 shall be omitted from the election lists.
“During recent years, more and more people were migrating from Georgia. Despite that, since 2003, the number of voters has been increasing in Georgia every year. According to the CEC, 88 % of Georgians can vote, while in every normal state only 65 % or maximum 75 % of the population can vote. All these once more demonstrate that the opposition shall improve election environment in the country for what all initiatives of the National Forum and main opposition parties shall be introduced to the law. With the current law, the elections have no sense in Georgia. Nowadays, the main goal of the National Forum, other opposition parties and the society is to hold elections with the system – one voter-one voice,” said Irakli Melashvili.
Kakheti News Center