Funny incidents on Election Day in Georgia
29 October, 2018
Funny incidents on Election Day in Georgia
The presidential election took place on the 28th of October in Georgia. It was the last election in which the president will be selected by popular vote. After that, presidents will be picked by an electoral college of 300 lawmakers and regional officials.

The initial results from Georgia’s presidential election showed that neither of the two frontrunners, Salome Zourabichvili who is backed by the ruling party and Grigol Vashadze from an opposition coalition, was likely to win enough votes to secure
victory and they would face a second round run-off vote.

The third challenger Davit Bakradze from another opposition party European Georgia said that his party will support Grigol Vashadze in an election runoff.
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Cats on a polling station

Election Day was full of funny incidents. The photos uploaded on social media reveal that cats and dogs were welcomed at the polling stations. There was a voter riding a horse to one of the stations.
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Dog visiting a polling station

The situation on that day in Kharagauli, Imereti (western part of Georgia) was even funnier as the polling station was located on a stage in the House of Culture as if some performance was given.
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Polling station on a stage in the House of Culture in Guria

In Guria (western part of Georgia), there were tables covered with food in the polling stations. The observers had dinner and people were voting at the same time. There was another polling station in Guria where people voted on the first floor while the second floor was a flat of one of the residents hanging out the laundry.

Moreover, some of the activists of the ruling party Georgia Dream were carrying the list of the voters supporting Samole Zourabichvili. Different amounts of money written along the names on the list indicated that those voters were bought. There was another piece of paper found in Guria. The owner of the paper said that it was a list of the guests for his neighbor’s wedding.
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Haning out the laundry above the Polling station

One of the voters did not choose any of the candidates but left a message down on ballot paper swearing at those who will not reduce the petrol price.

Source: www.ambebi.ge

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