About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 18:14 - 21 Feb.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Preliminary Results: GDDG to Take Four-Fifth of Tbilisi Sakrebulo Seats
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 22 Oct.'17 / 14:37


Tbilisi Sakrebulo Composition. Photo: Civil.ge

Preliminary official results of the October 21 municipal elections suggest that the ruling Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia party is likely to win four-fifth of the seats in 50-member City Council (Sakrebulo) in capital Tbilisi.

If these results are confirmed by final vote tally, it would mean that the ruling party will have 40 seats in Tbilisi Sakrebulo.

Sakrebulos across the country, including the largest one in Tbilisi, are elected through a mixed system – part of the members are elected in majoritarian, single-mandate constituencies through first-past-the-post, winner-takes-all rule, and another part through party-list, proportional contest.

In Tbilisi’s 50-member Sakrebulo half of the seats are distributed through party-list representatives and the remaining 25 seats are allocated to winners in capital city’s 25 single-mandate constituencies.

Returns from the capital’s 723 (out of 737) precincts show four parties clearing the 4% threshold, required for endorsing members in Sakrebulo through proportional system.

According to these results, GDDG is garnering 53.03% of votes, which is likely to be translated into 15 seats out of 25 available for party-list, proportional representation. The United National Movement, which has 17.65 % of votes, is set to win 5 seats under the party-list system, followed by the European Georgia – 3 seats (9.2%), and the Alliance of Patriots of Georgia – 2 seat (5.63%).

GDDG candidates are leading in 25 out of 25 single-mandate constituencies of the capital city.

At least three councilors are needed to form a faction in the Tbilisi Sakrebulo.

Latest News
21 Feb.'18 18:14
Crimean Tatar Mejlis Chairman Visits Georgia
Refat Chubarov met Georgian parliamentary speaker and government minister during his stay in the country.
21 Feb.'18 16:38
President Campaigns to Engage Youth in Centennial Celebrations
Georgia will mark the centennial anniversary of restoration of its statehood on May 26, 2018.
21 Feb.'18 13:26
Foreign Minister Warns Against Visa-Waiver Abuse
Over 220,000 Georgian citizens have enjoyed visa free travel to the Schengen area.
20 Feb.'18 15:19
The Weekly Tripwire - Issue 27
Civil.ge’s news digest covering developments in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
19 Feb.'18 17:53
Tbilisi City Court Releases Turkish Citizen on Bail
Mustafa Emre Çabuk has been released pending final court decision on his extradition to Turkey.
19 Feb.'18 15:49
CSOs, Media Outlets Call for Parliamentary Probe into Mukhtarli Case
The joint statement has been signed by 35 local civil society organizations and media outlets.
19 Feb.'18 14:09
Georgian PM Meets World Leaders in Munich
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the Munich Security Conference on February 16-18.
16 Feb.'18 16:58
Government Unveils New Tax Initiative for Small Businesses
According to the initiative, tax rates for small businesses will decrease fivefold.
16 Feb.'18 15:06
Georgian Economy Minister Visits Azerbaijan
Kumsishvili attended the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council. 
15 Feb.'18 17:39
Independent Agency to Investigate Crimes Committed by Law Enforcement Officers
The agency will be established in 2019, and will replace the Office of Personal Data Protection Inspector.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
15