Elections '12-'13, News

Counting finishes in Georgia by-election

by | Apr 29, 2013
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Voting underway Saturday at a precinct in Nadzaladevi, Tbilisi. (DFWatch photo.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian Dream coalition’s candidates have won the by-election in all three districts, according to preliminary results after counting of votes in all precincts.

The Central Election Commission on Sunday published the results of counting votes in Samtredia and Baghdati, two towns in western Georgia, and Nadzaladevi, a district in Tbilisi.

Tamar Kordzaia, the coalition’s candidate in Nadzaladevi, received 39.48 percent of votes, followed by Kakha Kukava of Free Georgia with 17.26 percent and Mirza Davitaia of the United National Movement with 15.11 percent.

In Baghdati, Paata Kiknavelidze of the Georgian Dream coalition received 61.92 percent, while the UNM candidate, Vladimer Tsikoridze, got 21.15 percent.

The coalition had an even stronger showing in Samtredia with its candidate Giorgi Kakhiani receiving a majority of 80.94 percent of votes. The UNM’s Emzar Shubladze received 18.69 percent.

CEC will publish the final results in ten days.

The by-election was held to fill three of the coalition’s seats in the assembly which became vacant as a new government was formed after the parliamentary election in October, 2012, which Georgian Dream won clearly. Its majority of 85 seats in parliament out of 150 will now remain unchanged.



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