voting in presidential election 2013

Low voter turnout, but election’s legitimacy not in question

By | October 27th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

At 3 pm Sunday voter turnout was 32%, 13 less than last year. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Despite low turnout, the legitimacy of today’s election is not in question, says Georgia’s Central Election Commission (CEC). By 15:00, 32 percent had voted. In 2012’s parliamentary election, the turnout at 15:00 was 45 percent. A spokesperson for […]

Candidates cast their vote in Georgian presidential poll

By | October 27th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Giorgi Margvelashvili said Georgia held an unprecedented peaceful election. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The main candidates in Georgia’s presidential election Sunday cast their vote. Giorgi Margvelashvili from the Georgian Dream coalition arrived at the precinct with his daughter. He said he has voted for a step forward for Georgia. Margvelashvili […]

Voter turnout at noon highest in Racha and Guria

By | October 27th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

Frontrunner Giorgi Margvelashvili from Georgian Dream. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–At noon, voter turnout in Georgia’s presidential election was highest in the Racha region (29%) in the mid north part of the country and in Guria (24%) in the south west. Overall turnout at noon was 17 %, as just over 600 000 out of 3.5 million who are […]

Georgia goes to the polls to elect its fourth president

By | October 27th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

Voting-papers being prepared at precinct no 4 in Tbilisi on Sunday. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Today, Georgia is holding presidential election. This is the sixth presidential election in the country, but since Mikheil Saakashvili and Eduard Shevardnadze were elected twice, people will elect the fourth president of Georgia. There are 23 candidates […]

1500 prisoners will be able to vote in Georgia’s election

By | October 26th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

1 576 prisoners will be entitled to vote Sunday. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Media outlets registered with the Central Election Commission (CEC) will have the right to observe the election in prisons. 1 576 prisoners and detainees are entitled to vote. The Prison Ministry on Saturday expressed full readiness to conduct the […]

South Ossetia blocks Georgians from crossing in order to vote

By | October 26th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

New razor wire marks the Russian-imposed border line in Ditsi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The de facto South Ossetian government has imposed restrictions for Georgian citizens along the demarcation line. The Interior Ministry on Saturday issued a statement expressing concern about the de facto government’s decision. The Ministry recalls […]

Ivanishvili promises Georgians a fair election

By | October 26th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili Friday delivered his address to voters two days before the presidential elections, saying that in the last twenty years, this is the first time people have a chance to change their president through election. The […]

Georgian soldiers cast their vote in Afghanistan

By | October 21st, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

(Ministry of Defense.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian soldiers serving in the NATO-led ISAF mission have voted at two precincts in Afghanistan. Usually, elections are held in Afghanistan a few days before Election Day, which this year is October 27 for Georgia and for all the other voting […]

Georgia will not open election precinct in Russia

By | October 11th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , |

Davit Zalkaniani. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–There will not be opened election precincts in the Russian Federation for Georgia’s presidential election on October 27. Davit Zalkaliani, First Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, told journalists that there are a number of difficulties involved when […]

53 election precincts abroad for Georgian election

By | October 1st, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–53 election precincts will be open at locations abroad for Georgians there who want to vote in the presidential election on October 27. According to the Central Election Commission, the highest number of precincts will be in Greece […]