20 Mar 2019 - 21:19
Polls for parliamentary by-elections will open in the district of Mtatsminda, in Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi on May 19, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced today.
Voting will be held at 31 polling stations, where a total of 43,868 voters are registered.
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia in October, 2016.
The by-elections will be held because the former majoritarian representative, Salome Zurabishvili, was elected as the country's fifth President.
The CEC held a meeting today announcing the date of by-elections. Photo: CEC webpage
March 23 is the deadline for political parties or initiative groups to apply to the CEC to register their candidates. However, initiative groups need to provide the signature of at least 439 voters.
The organisations and media outlets that want to observe and cover the election process can also apply to the CEC for accreditation.