The second round of Municipal Elections is over. Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) presented preliminary results of the elections to the media and the public during a press briefing held today. Giorgi Kalandarishvili expressed his gratitude towards the voters for their activity and for high civic responsibility exposed for the second round of elections. “In pandemic conditions, 1 025 406 voters took part in the process of voting. I thank each and every election administrator who spared no effort, worked 24 hours a day and still continue to work in order to ensure free and transparent environment for the entire electoral process.
The election process was quite competitive. Inaccuracies took place, but overall, not only by our estimation, a COVID-safe and professionally organized election environment was ensured for every voter arriving at the Precinct Election Commission (PEC). In certain cases, the voting process was delayed for a while due to specific incidents in several precincts, which did not affect the entire voting process.
The second round of elections was conducted and I would like to thank all the electoral stakeholders: observer organizations, media outlets and electoral subjects who were actively observing the elections," - stated the CEC Chairperson.
As Giorgi Kalandarishvili stated at the end of the briefing, the preliminary results of the second round are counted according to the summary protocols of all 261 polling stations through the majoritarian contest and full information is available at the CEC’s special website: results.cec.gov.ge.
According to the legislation, the Election Administration (EA) officially summarizes the results of the second round no later than November 13, after completing all the procedures prescribed by law.
As for the complaints, a total of 272 complaints were submitted to the District Election Commissions (DECs) yesterday, of which 121 were submitted by observers and 151 by electoral subjects. Most of them related to procedural violations. Detailed statistics on complaints will be provided by the EA to the public in the nearest future. We would like to remind you, that the DECs will examine the complaints within 4 calendar days in accordance with the Election Code and then make a decision.
The DEC’s decision may be appealed to a respective district/city court within 2 calendar days. The district/city court shall consider the appeal within 2 calendar days.
We would also like to recall that the EA will carry out recount procedures; In each election district, where the second round of elections was held, 5-5 polling stations will be identified by casting a lot on a random basis and the results of a total of 150 polling stations will be recounted; this is another important guarantee of ensuring the high quality of election transparency.
Tamar Zhvania, the CEC Chairperson presented preliminary results of October 21 mayoral elections of self-governing cities as of 03:30am – “I would like to announce preliminary results currently submitted to the CEC. The votes are being counted at the Precinct Election Commissions and the summary protocols are drawn up. Afterwards, the protocols are sent to the District Election Commissions, where the data are uploaded in the electronic system, from where the CEC immediately receives the protocols and then they are uploaded at the special website www.results.cec.gov.ge. Preliminary results are processed by our operators. I would like to underline, that the certain number of election precinct protocols are received, however, we do not have the full picture yet. Since there are three types of ballot papers at each election precinct, the counting process may require the certain time. Hereby, I would like to mention, that the protocols that reflect the existing results were immediately uploaded on the CEC official website upon their receipt and everyone had the opportunity to see each summary protocol.
I would like to present the preliminary results of mayoral elections in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi and Poti. These preliminary results are counted according to certain election precincts and the data is the subject of change. The information will be updated accordingly. As for the mayoral elections held in self-governing communities, we will upload the preliminary data online according to municipalities. The information will be accessible for all electoral stakeholders. In several hours, data of proportional and majoritarian elections will be also available. The CEC continues uploading the received summary protocols on its official website and updating preliminary results” – stated CEC Chairperson.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia presented information on preliminary results of October 22 repeat voting to media.
According to the preliminary data of N48 Marneuli election precinct, number of casted votes among candidates have been distributed as follows:
- “Paata Burchuladze- State for People”/Israpil Bairamovi – 3votes
- “Nino Burjanadze-Democratic Movement”/Vepkhia Gurgenishvili – 2 votes
- “United National Movement”/Akmamed Imamkulievi – 381 votes
- “Tamaz Mechiauri – for United Georgia”/Eldar Mustapaevi – 4 votes
- “Davit Tarkhan-Mouravi, Irma Inashvili - Alliance of Patriots of Georgia, United Opposition”/Ali Isaevi – 7 votes
- “Sakartvelo”/Omar Tsamalaidze- 1 vote
- “Our People, Peoples Party”/Teona Kavtaria – 0 vote
- “Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia”/Tamaz Naveriani – 313 votes
Based on the summary protocol of the N48 election precinct and according to the preliminary data, two candidates have the best results at N36 Marneuli majoritarian election district:
- “United National Movement”/Akmamed Imamkulievi – 10 026 votes (48.11%)
- “Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia”/Tamaz Naveriani – 9 051 votes (43.43%)
According to the preliminary data, election results of repeat voting conducted through majoritarian election system at three election precincts stands as follows:
- “Paata Burchuladze- State for People”/Besik Todua – 8 votes (0.56%)
- “United National Movement”/ Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs – 438 votes (30.50%)
- “Tamaz Mechiauri – for United Georgia”/Jondi Zarandia – 5 votes (0.35%)
- “Davit Tarkhan-Mouravi, Irma Inashvili - Alliance of Patriots of Georgia, United Opposition”/Irakli Changelia – 2 votes (0.14%)
- “Road of Zviadi - On the Name of Lord"/Ramaz Chachibaia – 2 votes (0.14%)
- “Georgian Dream- Democratic Georgia”/Edisher Toloraia – 981 votes (68.31%)
Based on the summary protocols of three election precincts and according to the preliminary data, two candidates have the best results at N66 Zugdidi majoritarian election district:
- “United National Movement”/ Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs – 10 692 votes (44.8%)
- “Georgian Dream- Democratic Georgia”/Edisher Toloraia – v11 607 votes (48.63%)
Based on the preliminary results of the repeat voting, second round elections will be conducted at both majoritarian election districts.
As for the preliminary results of repeat voting of Extraordinary Elections of Gamgebeli of Zugdidi municipality, the votes among candidates have been distributed as follows:
- “United National Movement” /Besiki Gabunia - 439 votes (30,79%)
- “Usupashvili - Republicans"/ Irakli Kochua - 10 votes (0,70%)
- Davit Tarkhan-Mouravi, Irma Inashvili - Alliance of Patriots of Georgia, United Opposition“/Gurgen Sartania - 23 votes (1,61%)
- “Georgian Dream- Democratic Georgia “/Lasha Gogia - 954 votes (66,90%)
Based on the summary protocols of three election precincts and according to the preliminary data, two candidates have the best results at Zugdidi municipality:
- “United National Movement” /Besiki Gabunia - 14 360 votes (44. 82%)
- “Georgian Dream- Democratic Georgia “/Lasha Gogia - 14 152 votes (44.17%)
Accordingly, second round elections of Gamgebeli of Zugdidi municipality will be conducted.
As Ana Mikeladze, the CEC Spokesperson announced at the news briefing held at 02:00am, the Central Election Commission of Georgia will discuss the date for the second round elections, though, proceeding from the fact that the second round of the Parliamentary Elections through majoritarian contest are appointed on October 30, presumably, the same date will be defined for conducting second round elections in Marneuli and Zugdidi majorirarian election districts.
On 8 October the Georgian people voted to elect a new parliament and government in an election declared free and fair by international observers. The successful conduct and results of this vote confirm Georgia's continued European and Euro-Atlantic integration path. Preliminary results show a clear victory for the ruling Georgian Dream party, and more generally for pro-Western parties which took more than 80% of the vote. On 30 October, a second round will be held in 48 majoritarian electoral districts, while four precincts of two election districts will hold repeat votes for majoritarian MPs on 22 October, after the first results were annulled by the CEC.
The election was monitored by 30,000 non-partisan observers from 55 International delegations and over 100 national organisations. In spite of a few isolated incidents currently being investigated, the vote was widely confirmed as meeting democratic standards and fundamental rights, with the results reflecting the will of the Georgian people.
“This was a truly free and fair election, which firmly cements Georgia’s democracy. I would like to thank all foreign and domestic election observers for their commitment to Georgia’s democracy and help in protecting the will of the Georgian people” - Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili
Official results by Central Election Commission
Georgia's Central Election Commission (CEC) has counted all the votes. According to the preliminary results, three parties passed the 5% threshold and have gained seats in Parliament: The Georgian Dream (48.67%), the United National Movement (27.11%), and the Alliance of Patriots (5.006%).
Information was disseminated by social networks and media sources declaring that the sum of the percentages of election results’ that are published on the CEC web-page exceeds 100%, which leaves an impression of deliberate attempt to discredit the Election Administration (EA).
It should be noted that, publishing percentages in accuracy of hundredths, serves only the simple perception of the results. Consequently, direct summarizing of the percentage indicators is wrong and incorrect.
The CEC may offer to any interested persons the percentage indicators even in millionths for greater accuracy which can eliminate the speculations on direct summarizing of percentage indicators.
It is essential, that the votes received by each election subject which are published on the web-page are accurately reflected in the preliminary results and the final results are based on the votes received by the election subjects.