Preliminary results of runoff election for president in Georgia and clashes in Marneuli
29 November, 2018
Preliminary results of runoff election for president in Georgia and clashes in Marneuli
Preliminary results for runoff election for president in Georgia have been announced.

Preliminary results of runoff election for president in Georgia


According to the preliminary data of CEC, Central Election Committee of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili received 57 percent of total votes, that is 262 826 votes. Another presidential candidate Grigol Vashadze received 43 percent of votes that is 195 305 votes. According to the information by CEC results from 1181 voting booths are already counted out of 3705.

According to the
Central Election Commission, the turnout in the second round of presidential elections reached 56.23% (1 975 845 voters) across Georgia as of 20:00.
Salome_Zurabshvili_runoff_election_for_president_Georgia
Salome Zurabishvili, an independent endorsed by the ruling Georgian Dream Party

Ana Mikeladze, spokesperson for the Central Election Commission, says the data does not include the voters registered abroad.

The turnout was highest in Keda - 72,72%, and the lowest in Tsalka - 43,12%.

According to Ana Mikeladze, no essential violations have been reported on the election day. As she says, preliminary results of the presidential elections will presumably be known by 2:00 am.

Clashes in Marneuli


Physical confrontation has occurred between the supporters of Grigol Vashadze and law enforcers in the polling station No 49 in the village Imiri.

According to him, the law enforcers took away the election papers.

"Members of the commission called me and said that police took away the protocol. They were beaten after they lay down on the ground. About 200 police officers were beating them. Police took away the papers in order to change the results", said deputy head of Grigol Vashadze's election headquarters.

Mikheil Saakashvili urges society to mass disobedience


We are moving to mass disobedience from tomorrow, no matter what the results will be, - Mikheil Saakashvili says in his video address.

The ex-president noted that the Georgian society should realise the dangers and save Georgia.
Mikheil_Saakashvili_mass_disobedience
Ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili

"We are moving to mass disobedience from tomorrow, no matter what the results will be. I call on the Georgian police and troops to stay away from the criminal mafia.

I urge you to save Georgia. We should stand together and think about the fate of Georgia in the coming days. I call for unity and we will definitely win", Saakashvili said.

He also called the presidential elections illegitimate in his video address. According to him, the population was not allowed to express their will.

"This dirty oligarch abused the law, constitution and election institution. What we saw today was not elections or democratic processes. We saw bribery, wounding and beating of activists. All this is not democracy. All this was not free expression of people’s will. These were not legitimate elections. I call on the Georgian society not to recognize the election results”, Mikheil Saakashvili said.

Salome Zurabishvili urges society to dialogue


Our choice is dialogue with those who did not vote for us today, - said Salome Zurabishvili, presidential candidate supported by the ruling party.

According to her, the Georgian people chose today a country of peaceful, free and equal citizens.
"Our choice is peaceful Georgia, a country of free and equal citizens. Our choice is dialogue with those who did not vote for us today. We are all citizens of one small country. We live together and we must live together in the future too," Zurabishvili said.

According to the exit polls conducted by Edison Research and Gallup, Salome Zurabishvili, presidential candidate supported by the ruling party, is winning the second round of presidential elections.

Related stories:



Print
Other Stories
Eka Beselia: “You will not be able to stop me, to make me stay silent, to disappear me!!!
MP Eka Beselia has posted an open letter on her Facebook page, following reports of sex tape leak.
CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2018: Georgia got 58 out of 100
According to the CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2018, Georgia scored 58 and was consequently ranked as 41 among 180 countries.
83% of Georgians support integration into the NATO, 78% into the EU – NDI
83% of NDI respondents support Georgia's integration into the EU, - the poll results of the National Democratic Institute say.
January 25 – birthday of the second president of Georgia
The 25th of January marks the 91st birthday of the second president of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze.
Jack Shepherd from the UK detained in Georgia
A British man who went on the run last year after killing a woman in a speedboat crash on the River Thames has been detained in the former Soviet state of Georgia - says Reuters.
Georgia recognizes Juan Guaido as an interim president
Georgia recognized Venezuelan parliament speaker Juan Guaidó as an interim president.
Georgian PM aims to turn Georgian into a center of the region
Georgian PM Mamuka Bakhtadze is in Davos to participate in World Economic Forum. He gave interviews to two media outlets – CNBC TV and Deutsche Welle.
Judges that served the violent regime of Saakashvili should not be in the Supreme Court, says Eka Beselia
Eka Beselia, a member of the parliamentary majority, held a press conference in the Parliament today.
Possible confrontation within the Georgian Dream Party?
Eka Beselia, a member of the ruling party, will hold a news conference in the Parliament at 12:00 today.
13 dead from swine flu in Georgia, emergency treatment to be free for all
13 people died from swine flu in Georgia so far, but there is no risk of epidemy, says Georgian Minister of Health.
Georgian president Salome Zurabishvili not ready for launching diplomatic dialogue with Russia
I'm not ready to give any advice to the legislative body about the launch of the diplomatic relations or dialogue with Russia
Georgia suffering the steepest drop in democratic quality in eastern Europe
According to the statistics for the Democracy Index 2018, published by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU),
“Let’s see if you can wrestle with women”- Interior minister to the opposition
Female Police officers were mobilized in front of the Gurjaani District Court where the case of Davit Kirkitadze, the member of the United Opposition was considered.
Georgian citizens can apply for temporary residency in France
150 permits for young specialists as well as additional 500 permits will be granted each year to go to work to France.
Numbers of Georgians seeking asylum in Germany has significantly decreased
According to Ambassador of Georgia to Germany Elguja Khokrishvili, the drop of asylum requests has been due to recently taken steps.
U.S. Congress supports Georgia with a new bill
Unanimously the U.S. approved the act, which calls for imposing sanctions on Russian actors for the commission of serious human rights abuses in the occupied Georgian territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
‘Horn wrestling’ between opposition party leader and police chef
Yesterday on the 16th of December, clashes occurred between Nika Melia, leader of the United National Movement and Teimuraz Kupatadze, head of patrol police department in the village of Velistsikhe, Kakheti region (eastern part of Georgia).
Salome Zourabichvili officially becomes the fifth president of Georgia
The inauguration ceremony of president-elect Salome Zourabichvili took place in Telavi, Kakheti (eastern region of Georgia) on the 16th of December.
Fight erupt in paliament between Georgian MPs during session
Verbal and physical confrontation has occurred between MPs in the parliament.
Famous Georgians invited at the Inauguration of Salome Zourabichvili
The inauguration ceremony of president elect Salome Zourabishvili will be held in Telavi, Kakheti (eastern region of Georgia) on the 16th of December.
Exclusive interview with Lincoln Mitchell, American political analyst and Georgia expert
More than 20,000 people responded to the appeal of the opposition and gathered in front of the former parliament building in downtown Tbilisi last Sunday.
The after-pains of the presidential election in Georgia
Yesterday evening, at a meeting with his supporters in the Philharmonic Hall, the defeated candidate Grigol Vashadze made it clear that he didn’t recognize the result of the presidential elections and called for early parliamentary elections.
National democratic institute publishes their findings about the presidential elections in Georgia
A delegation of the National Democratic Institute, which included observers from five countries, analyzed the election process.
International media about the runoff presidential elections in Georgia
Although it didn’t hit the headlines, newspapers and broadcast around the world report about Salome Zurabishvili as the first woman who became president in Georgia.
100% of the ballot counted: Salome Zourabichvili wins
Yesterday on the 28th of November, the second round of the presidential election took place in Georgia.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
19.02.2019
20.02.2019
USD
1
USD
2.6404
2.6498
EUR
1
EUR
2.9908
2.9977
GBP
1
GBP
3.4130
3.4246
RUB
100
RUB
3.9898
4.0023
Other Stories
On 26 May, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, joined celebrations in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi
Violation of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by Assad regime has been strictly criticized
Exactly one year ago, Georgia was granted visa-free travel with the European Union.
Georgia’s ex-president president Mikheil Saakashvili's supporters managed to free detained Mikheil Saakashvili in the center of Kiev.
The US Ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly congratulates Georgia on Independence Day.
The regulations on the introduction of visa-free travel for citizens of Georgia have been officially signed in Brussels.
The entire Georgia is involved in Secret Santa game, which means that people are sending gifts to each other secretly
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia is taking part in NATO Ministerial underway in Brussels, Belgium.
A special squad has been mobilized at the 48th polling station in Marneuli, Kvemo Kartli region.
Two politicians in Georgia have come to blows during a live TV debate ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections, Euronews reports.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.6498
EUR
1
EUR
2.9977
GBP
1
GBP
3.4246
RUB
100
RUB
4.0023
February 2019
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28