Georgia Presidential election 2018 voting live

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Georgia Presidential election 2018 Results Voting Live

Georgia Presidential election Dates 2018

Georgia Presidential election Date: 28 October 2018

Presidential elections will be held in Georgia in October 2018, the seventh presidential elections since the country's restoration of independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The last elections in October 2013 resulted in a victory for Giorgi Margvelashvili, a candidate for the Georgian Dream coalition.

Following amendments to the constitution in 2017, the 2018 elections will be the last direct presidential vote; after 2018 presidents will be elected by the 300-member College of Electors. In view of these changes, the term of office of the President to be elected in 2018 will have a term of six years.


Georgia Presidential election Voting Live 2018 

1. Incumbent President Margvelashvili has declined to disclose his intention on whether to run again; Davit Usupashvili, the former chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, did not rule out a run for President in 2018.

2. Incumbent Republican Governor Nathan Deal is term-limited and cannot seek re-election to a third consecutive term. House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and Democrat Stacey Abrams is running for governor. Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle is running for governor.


The electoral system of Georgia

Elections in Georgia gives information on elections and election results in Georgia. An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office. It is the mechanism by which a democracy fills elective offices in the legislature, and sometimes the executive and judiciary, and in which electorates choose local government officials.

Georgia elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The Parliament of Georgia has 150 members, elected for a four-year term, 77 seats by proportional representation and 73 in single-seat constituencies.


Candidates for Presidential election

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Georgia Parties and leaders

 

  • Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia
  • Conservative Party of Georgia
  • Industry Will Save Georgia
  • Republican Party of Georgia
  • Our Georgia – Free Democrats

Georgia past election results 

                         Candidates Votes %
Mikheil Saakashvili 1,060,042 53.47
Levan Gachechiladze 509,234 25.69
Badri Patarkatsishvili 140,826 7.10
Shalva Natelashvili 128,589 6.49
Davit Gamkrelidze 79,747 4.02
Gia Maisashvili 15,249 0.77
Irina Sarishvili-Chanturia 3,242 0.16
Repealed ballots 33,129 1.67
Invalid ballots 12,260 0.61
Total 56.19% turnout; 3,527,964 eligible voters 1,982,318 100.0
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