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CEC Releases Final Vote Tally of First Round of By-Elections

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The Central Election Commission (CEC) released on May 27 the final vote tally of the first round of the MP by-elections in Mtatsminda constituency of Tbilisi.

According to the final vote tally, 15,022 out of 43,868 registered voters participated in the elections (34.2%). The election administration annulled 297 ballot papers.

20 candidates competed in the MP by-elections in Mtatsminda constituency of Tbilisi. Below are the results of the first round:

  • Nita Sikharulidze – Christian Democratic Movement – 0.12% (17 votes);
  • Giorgi Andriadze – Free Georgia –.0.79% (117 votes);
  • Shalva Shavgulidze – European Georgia-Free Democrats – 36.84% (5,422 votes);
  • Giorgi Liluashvili – Sakartvelo – 0.12% (18 votes);
  • Giorgi Shalikashvili – Movement for Free Georgia – 0.07% (11 votes);
  • Tebea Tengiani – New Christian Democrats – 0.03% (5 votes);
  • Mamuka Tuskadze – Movement for Social Justice – 0.09% (13 votes);
  • Valisa Ghvinjilia – Political Platform New Georgia – 0.04% (6 votes);
  • Mikheil Saluashvili – Union Recovery Justice Voice of People: The Lord Our Righteousness – 0.10% (15 votes);
  • Irma Razmadze – Tavisupleba – Zviad Gamsakhurdias Gza – 0.13 (19 votes);
  • Jemal Nadareishvili – Political Movement of Armed Veterans and Patriots of Georgia – 0.12% (17 votes);
  • Germane Sabo – Girchi – 4.76% (701 votes);
  • Nodar Inaneishvili – National-Democratic Party (NDP) – 0.06% (6 votes);
  • Vladimer Kakhadze – Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia – 41.01% (6,036 votes);
  • Levan Ioseliani – Independent – 6.55% (964 voters);
  • Koba Davitashvili – Independent – 2.91% (428 votes);
  • Sophio Khorguani – Independent – 2.64% (388 votes);
  • Grigol Gegelia – Independent – 3.14% (462 votes);
  • Ioseb Koberidze – Independent 0.18% (26 votes);
  • Tamar Alpaidze – Initiative Group – 0.31% (45 votes).

According to the Central Election Commission, two main contenders – Vladimer Kakhadze and Shalva Shavgulidze will face each other in the second round of elections on May 9. The parliamentary seat in Mtatsminda became vacant after Salome Zurabishvili, a majoritarian lawmaker, was elected as the President of Georgia.

Georgian citizens went to the polls on May 19 to elect five municipality mayors, as well as to fill one vacant majoritarian seat in the Parliament and eight majoritarian seats in municipality councils. The ruling party candidates won elections in the first round in all districts except for Mtatsminda constituency.

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