Final results of presidential elections released

The final results show that there is a slight difference in the votes between the top two candidates.  Photo: N.Alavidze/, 29 Oct 2018 - 18:30, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC) has ended the counting process of votes for the 28 October presidential elections.

The results are as follows:

  • Salome Zurabishvili, an independent candidate supported by the Georgian Dream ruling party- 38.64 per cent.
  • Grigol Vashadze, the candidate of 10 opposition parties- 37.74 per cent.
  • David Bakradze, the candidate of the European Georgia opposition party- 10.97 per cent.
  • The Labour party leader Shalva Natelashvili- 3.74 per cent.
  • Leader of the Development Movement David Usupashvili- 2.26 per cent.
  • Girchi opposition party leader Zurab Japaridze- 2.26 per cent.

The votes of all 3,705 polling stations have been counted and the results mean that a runoff will be held no later than 2 October between the top two candidates-Zurabishvili and Vashadze, as none of them received at least 51 per cent of the votes.

CEC announced that 1,637,956 voters cast ballots in the elections, which amounted to 46.7 per cent of total registered voters.

3,518,890 voters had the right to cast ballots in the elections.

The election turnout was 45.4 per cent, while in the 2013 presidential elections turnout was 46.6 per cent.