ElectionGudie

Oct. 31, 1999 Held

2,133,878
Voted
Georgia

Georgia

Election for Sakartvelos Parlamenti (Georgian Parliament)

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,133,878
Valid Votes:2,133,878
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Citizens Union of Georgia 118 890,915

41.75%

Revival Party 58 537,297

25.18%

Other Parties 9 231,213

10.84%

"Industry Will Save Georgia" 14 151,038

7.08%

National Democratic Party - - 95,039

4.45%

People's Party - - 87,781

4.11%

Vacant Seats 26 -

-1.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 225 seats in the Supreme Council (Umaghiesi Sabcho)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Eduard Amvrosiyevich SHEVARDNADZE
  • Head of Government: President Eduard Amvrosiyevich SHEVARDNADZE
  • Assembly: Georgia has a unicameral Supreme Council (Umaghiesi Sabcho) with 235 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Supreme Council (Umaghiesi Sabcho), 75 members are elected by a plurality system to serve 4-year terms, 150 members are elected by party-list system with proportional distribution of seats to serve 4-year terms and 10 members are reserved .***

*** The ten seats are reserved for members who represent displaced persons from the separatist region of Abkhazia.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Citizens Union of Georgia (CUG)
    • Leader: Eduard SHEVARDNADZE
    • Seats won in this election: 121
    • Seats won in last election: 107
  • Bloc: Revival Party
    • Leader: Alsan ABASHIDZE
    • Seats won in this election: 58
    • Seats won in last election: 31
  • Party: "Industry Will Save Georgia"
    • Leader: George TOPADZE
    • Seats won in this election: 14
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: National Democratic Party (NDP)
    • Leader: Irina SARISHVILI-CHANTURIA
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: People's Party / Didgori
    • Leader: Mamuka GIORGADSE
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Inependents and Other Parties (including Abzhazian delegates)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 42
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentar elections were last held on November 5, 1995.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,452,500 (1999)
  • Registered Voters: 3,143,851 (1999)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,343,591 (1999)

·         Is Georgia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Georgia ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (26 October 1994)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 17 (following the 1999 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 76 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Georgia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (10 July 2009)

·         Has Georgia ratified CRPD: Yes (13 March 2014)

·         Population with a disability: 667,875 (est.)