Elections

Georgians vote in uncertain parliamentary election

by | Oct 8, 2016
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(DFWatch.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgians go to the polls on Saturday to elect 150 new members of parliament, with no party or bloc likely to win an outright victory.

73 of the new MPs will be majoritarians, while the rest will come from
the party lists through a proportional election system.

19 parties and six political blocs have registered for the election, while 3,513,884 people are on the voters’ roll.

The election will be observed by 42,092 representatives from parties, 111 local and 55 international non-government organizations, and 184 media organizations, Tamar Zhvania, head of the Central Election Commission, said during a briefing on Thursday.

There are 3,645 election districts in Georgia and 55 districts in 40 countries abroad. Georgian soldiers voted in two precincts in Afghanistan.

In parallel with the parliamentary election, the Autonomous Republic of Adjara will elect members of the high council of Adjara. The same day, there will be by-elections for local governments in Tbilisi, Tsalka, Chiatura, Abasha and Zugdidi, while in Akhaltsikhe there will be election for new mayor and in Bolnisi, Kharagauli, Chiatura, Zugdidi and Tsalenjikha there will be elections for new gamgebelis.



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