Elections in Georgia (country)

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Elections in Georgia gives information on elections and election results in Georgia. An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office. It is the mechanism by which a democracy fills elective offices in the legislature, and sometimes the executive and judiciary, and in which electorates choose local government officials.

Georgia elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The Parliament of Georgia has 150 members, elected for a four-year term, 77 seats by proportional representation and 73 in single-seat constituencies.

Georgia has a multi-party system, with two main parties.

Latest elections[edit]

2012 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d  Summary of the 1 October 2012 Georgian Parliament election results
Party
Party-list
Constituency
Total
seats
+/–
Votes
%
Seats
Seats
%
Georgian Dream
1,184,612 54.97 44 41 85 Increase 83*
United National Movement 873,233 40.34 33 32 65 Decrease 54
Christian Democratic Union
44,293 2.05 0 0 0 0 Decrease 6
Labour Party of Georgia 26,759 1.24 0 0 0 0 Decrease 6
New Rights 9,379 0.43 0 0 0 0 Decrease 17
Free Georgia 5,892 0.43 0 0 0 0 Steady 0
For a fair Georgia 4,091 0.19 0 0 0 0 Steady 0
National Democratic Party 3,050 0.14 0 0 0 0 Steady 0
Georgian Troupe 2,344 0.11 0 0 0 0 Steady 0
Sportsmen Connection 1,575 0.07 0 0 0 0 Steady 0
Tavisupleba (Freedom Movement) 1,023 0.05 0 0 0 0 Steady 0
Merab Kostava Society 1,011 0.05 0 0 0 0 Steady 0
Future Georgia 701 0.03 0 0 0 0 Steady 0
Labour Council 582 0.03 0 0 0 0 Steady 0
People's Movement 554 0.03 0 0 0 0 Steady 0
People's Party 534 0.02 0 0 0 0 Steady 0
Blank/invalid votes
Total 2,159,633 100 77 73 100 150 Steady
Registered voters/turnout 3,613,851 59.76
Source: Central Election Commission of Georgia Results; Civil.ge, results of repeat polling
Note: * The Republican Party had two seats before the election.

2008 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the January 5, 2008 Georgian presidential election results
Candidates Votes %
Mikheil Saakashvili 1,060,042 53.47
Levan Gachechiladze 509,234 25.69
Badri Patarkatsishvili 140,826 7.10
Shalva Natelashvili 128,589 6.49
Davit Gamkrelidze 79,747 4.02
Gia Maisashvili 15,249 0.77
Irina Sarishvili-Chanturia 3,242 0.16
Repealed ballots 33,129 1.67
Invalid ballots 12,260 0.61
Total 56.19% turnout; 3,527,964 eligible voters 1,982,318 100.0

Past results[edit]

2008 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 21 May 2008 Georgian parliamentary election results
Parties and alliances Votes % Seats
United National Movement – for Victorious Georgia 1,050,237 59.18 119
Electoral Bloc The Joint Opposition (National Council, New Rights) 314,668 17.73 17
Giorgi TargamadzeChristian-Democrats 153,634 8.66 6
Shalva NatelashviliLabour Party 132,092 7.44 6
Party of Republicans 67,037 3.78 2
Electoral Bloc Alliance of the Rights, Topadze-Industrials (MGS, Unity, EDP) 16,440 0.93 0
Political Union Christian-Democratic Alliance (QDA) 15,839 0.89 0
Political Union of Citizens Georgian Policy 8,231 0.46 0
Electoral Bloc Traditionalists – Our Georgia and Women Party 7,880 0.44 0
Political Union Georgian Sportsmen Union 3,308 0.19 0
National Party of Radical-Democrats of the whole Georgia 3,180 0.18 0
Political Party Our Country 2,101 0.12 0
Total (turnout 53.9%) 1,773,809 100.00 150
Sources: Central Election Commission, Civil Georgia

2004 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 4 January 2004 election results
Candidates and nominating parties Votes %
Mikheil Saakashvili - National Movement - Democrats (Nats'ionaluri Modzraoba – Demokrathebi) 1,692,728 96.0
Teimuraz Shashiashvili 33,868 1.9
Roin Liparteliani 4,248 0.2
Zaza Sikharulidze 4,098 0.2
Kartlos Garibashvili 3,582 0.2
Zurab Kelekhsashvili 1,631 0.1
Against all 22,817 1.3
Total 82.8 % turnout, 1,762,972 registered voters 1,762,972 100.0

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