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Elections were held in Georgia – What you need to know?
20 May, 2019
By-elections and extraordinary mayoral elections were held on the 19th of May in Georgia. It was one of the most contested and tense elections in recent period. According to the preliminary results of the Central Election Commission (CEC) OF Georgia, the “Georgian Dream” candidates are winning May 19 Sakrebulo (municipality council) by-elections in all eight single-mandate constituencies in Sagarejo, Akhmeta, Adigeni, Zestaponi, Chiatura, Tkibuli, Tskaltubo and Ozurgeti.

GD candidate Zurab Shindelashvili won the polls with 72,4% of votes in Sagarejo Municipality,
followed by Irakli Chincharadze of the “United Opposition” with 26,71% of votes.

Rostom Alkhanashvili of the “Georgian Dream” party leads the elections with 96,49 % of votes in Akhmeta Municipality.

Genadi Bolkvadze of the “Georgian Dream” party won the elections with 93,89 % of votes in Adigeni Municipality.

Nugzar Peradze won the polls with 69,71% of votes in Zestaponi. Giga Labadze of the “National Movement” party is the second with 29,84 % of votes.

Teimuraz Chumburidze of the “Georgian Dream” party leads the elections with 46,82 of votes in Chiatura Municipality, followed by Iliko Chikviladze of the “National Movement” party with 27 % of votes.

Roman Matskepladze of the “Georgian Dream” party won the polls 63,23 % of votes in Tkibuli, while Davit Lomadze of the “National Movement” party received 28,68 % of votes.

Omar Sinauridze of the ruling party leads the by-elections with 78,41 % of votes in Tskaltubo Municipality, followed by Zaur Kashibadze of the “European Georgia” party, who received 19,72 % of votes.

Davit Mdinaradze of the “Georgian Dream” party gained 71,75 % of votes in Ozurgeti Municipality, where Iakob Zakareishvili of the “European Georgia” party received 15,85 % of votes.

Extraordinary mayoral elections in Zugdidi

"Georgian Dream" candidate Giorgi Shengelia has won the extraordinary mayoral elections with 54,18% (30 470) of votes in Zugdidi municipality, according to the early results from all 107 polling stations - the Central Election Commission of Georgia (CEC) has reported.

According to the CEC, Sandra Roelofs of the “United Opposition” received 42,84% (24 095) of votes.

Mtatsminda election results
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Lado Kakhadze and Shalva Shavgulidze

The Central Election Commission (CEC)reported, citing the preliminary results of all 31 polling stations, that “Georgian Dream” candidate Lado Kakhadze garnered 41 % of votes (6 036 votes) and 5 422 Shalva Shavgulidze of the European Georgia/Free Democrats - 36,83% in Mtatsminda single-mandate constituency.

According to the CEC, the candidates, who have obtained the votes more than one percent are : Germane Sabo - 4,76 %; Levan Ioseliani - 6,55 %; Koba Davitashvili - 2,91 %; Sophio Khorguani - 2,64 %; Grigol Gegelia - 3,14 %.

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