Georgian referendum, 2008

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A double referendum was held in Georgia on 5 January 2008 alongside presidential elections. One question was a binding referendum on whether to bring forward the 2008 parliamentary elections from October to April/May.[1] The second was a non-binding advisory referendum on joining NATO.[2][3] Both proposals were approved with over 75% in favour. Parliamentary elections were subsequently held on 21 May.

Results[edit]

Bringing forward parliamentary elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 5 January 2008 Georgian legislative election date referendum results
Choice Votes %
For 1,410,269 79.74
Against 358,328 20.26
Invalid/blank votes 193,545
Total 1,982,318 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,527,964 56.19

NATO membership[edit]

Should Georgia pursue integration into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?

e • d Summary of the 5 January 2008 Georgian NATO membership referendum results
Choice Votes %
For 1,355,328 77.00
Against 404,943 23.00
Invalid/blank votes 203,325
Total 1,982,318 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,527,964 56.19
Source: Central Election Commission

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim Murphy, "Georgia's president moves up elections" Los Angeles Times, 9 November 2007
  2. ^ Georgier sollen am 5. Januar auch über Nato-Beitritt entscheiden NZZ, 26 November 2007 (German)
  3. ^ Georgia to Hold Plebiscite on NATO Membership UNA Georgia, 26 November 2007