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Vote count is underway as 31 polling stations closed at 8pm for Georgia’s MP by-elections in Mtatsminda constituency in Tbilisi.

18,105 voters cast ballot in the elections, accounting for 41.23% of the total number of voters, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC). There were a total of 43,909 eligible voters.

Voter turnout was 34.27% (15,049 voters) at 8pm in the first round of by-elections on May 19.

The CEC will upload the final vote tallies to a special website www.results.cec.gov.ge.

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.

Two main contenders – Vladimer Kakhadze (Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia) and Shalva Shavgulidze (European Georgia-Free Democrats) – who finished with 41.01% and 36.84%, respectively – were facing each other in the second round.

For more background information, please refer to our tag on by-elections.

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