President Giorgi Margvelashvili announced that Georgia's local elections will be held in the end of October.

President Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgians will go to the polls to elect new mayors and local governments in the end of October, President Giorgi Margvelashvili announced on Tuesday.

The local elections will be held in the ‘end the third week of October’, the president said, without specifying the exact date.

But since elections are usually held on Sundays, the elections will likely be held on October 22.

“We have worked on this and talked with the government, but the [official] act of these elections will be issued 60 days prior to the elections, in the end of August,” Giorgi Margvelashvili said.

In one of the most important races – that for Tbilisi mayor – a well-known news anchor from Rustavi 2 launched his campaign yesterday as the nominee of the opposition UNM.