ElectionGudie

March 28, 2004 Held

1,498,012
Voted
Georgia

Georgia

Election for Sakartvelos Parlamenti (Georgian Parliament)

Results

63%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,498,012
Valid Votes:1,464,683
Invalid Votes:33,329

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Movement – Democratic Front 135 - 992,275

67.75%

The Rightist Opposition – Industrialists and New Rights 15 - 113,313

7.74%

Labour Party of Georgia - - 89,981

6.14%

Others - - 70,175

4.79%

Tavisupleba - Konstantite Z. Gamsakhurdia - - 65,809

4.49%

Democratic Revival Union - - 57,829

3.95%

NDP - Traditionalists - - 38,247

2.61%

Ertroba Bloc - - 37,054

2.53%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 150 seats in the Supreme Council (Umaghiesi Sabcho)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mikhail SAAKASHVILI
  • Head of Government: President Mikhail SAAKASHVILI
  • 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) 235 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Of the 235 members, 75 members are elected in single member constituencies, 10 members represent displaced persons from the separatist region of Abkhazia, and 150 are elected by a proportional representation party-list system.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: National Movement
  • Rightist Opposition

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,245,000 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 2,343,087 ( 2003 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,242,646 (2004)

·         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: 22 (following the 2004 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: 637,750 (est.)