Exit polls say Salome Zurabishvili won runoff election for president in Georgia
28 November, 2018
Exit polls say Salome Zurabishvili won runoff election for president in Georgia
Runoff elections for president are over in Georgia. Voting booths were closed at 8 pm Tbilisi time. Some exit polls have already been published. According to the exit poll conducted by the order of Imedi TV, Salome Zurabishvili, presidential candidate supported by the ruling party, received 58 percent of votes, while Grigol Vashadze, presidential candidate of the United Opposition, received 42 percent of votes in the second round of presidential elections.

The exit poll was conducted by the Gallup Company. 10
204 respondents were interviewed in all. The margin of error is 2 %.

According to the another exit poll conducted by Edison Research, Salome Zurabishvili received 55 percent of votes, while Grigol Vashadze received 45 percent of votes in the second round of presidential elections.

The above-mentioned reflects the results as of 17:00.

Edison Research conducted the exit poll at the request of Rustavi 2 TV.

Bidzina Ivanishvili, chairperson of the Georgian Dream coalition, thanked voters.
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Grigol Vashadze

As Ivanishvili stated after the results of exit polls were announced at the party's central office, now they can really celebrate, since the victory of Salome Zurabishvili was announced by the exit poll ordered by the opponent as well.

“After the first round, it was probably dangerous to make a reaction to the exit poll, but as far as this is not our internal poll, but a poll conducted by a foreign company, and that our opponent also announced exit poll results, we can really react to it. We are grateful to our voters and the society in general, "Bidzina Ivanishvili said.

Comments from Grigol Vashadze were different though.

“We will definitely wait for the final results because a huge number of voters arrived at polls after 17:00”, - presidential candidate Grigol Vashadze said.

According to Vashadze, he respects the company that conducted exit poll for Rustavi 2, but it is important to wait for the final data of the Central Election Commission.

"No such elections have ever been held in Georgia. The authorities mobilized and bribed everyone they could. All criminals, drug dealers were involved", - Vashadze said.

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