ElectionGudie

May 21, 2008 Held

1,850,407
Voted
Georgia

Georgia

Election for Sakartvelos Parlamenti (Georgian Parliament)

Results

52%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,850,407
Valid Votes:1,794,308
Invalid Votes:56,099

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United National Movement 119 - 1,050,237

58.53%

United Opposition-National Council-New Rights 17 - 314,668

17.54%

Christian-Democratic Party 6 - 153,634

8.56%

Labor Party 6 - 132,092

7.36%

Republican Party 2 - 67,037

3.74%

New Rights Alliance - Topadze Industrialists - - 16,440

0.92%

Christian-Democratic Alliance - - 15,839

0.88%

Georgian Politics - - 8,231

0.46%

Traditionalists Party - Our Georgia-Women's Party - - 7,880

0.44%

Union of Georgian Sportsment - - 3,308

0.18%

National Movement of Radical Democrats of Georgia - - 3,180

0.18%

Our Country - - 2,101

0.12%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 150 seats in the Parliament (Sakartvelos Parlamenti)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mikheil SAAKASHVILI
  • Head of Government: President Vladimer GURGENIDZE
  • Assembly: Georgia has a unicameral Parliament (Sakartvelos Parlamenti) with 150 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Parliament (Sakartvelos Parlamenti), 75 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms and 75 members are elected by majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.***

*** According to the constitution, the parliament will be unicameral until the restoration of territorial integrity.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: United National Movement*
    • Leader: Mikheil SAAKASHVILI, Zurab MELIQISHVILI
    • Seats won in this election: 119
    • Seats won in last election: 135
  • Bloc: United Opposition-National Council-New Rights**
    • Leader: Davit GAMKRELIDZE, Levan GACHEDILADZE
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Christian-Democratic Party
    • Leader: Giorgi TARGAMADZE
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Labor Party
    • Leader: Shalva NATELASHVILI
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Republican Party
    • Leader: Davit USUPASHVILI
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Bloc: Traditionalists Party - Our Georgia-Women's Party******
    • Leader: Akaki ASATIANI, Guguli MAGRADZE
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Bloc: New Rights Alliance - Topadze Industrialists*******
    • Leader: Zurab TKEMALADZE, Gogi TOPADZE
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Alliance: Christian-Democratic Alliance
    • Leader: Giorgi KOBAKHIDZE, Giorgi MAISASHVILI
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Georgian Politics
    • Leader: Gocha PIPIA
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: National Movement of Radical Democrats of Georgia
    • Leader: Shalva KUPRASHVILI
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Union of Georgian Sportsment
    • Leader: Valery GIOGOBIANI
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Our Country
    • Leader: Tamaz GUGUNISHVILI
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

* Alliance between United National Movement and Victorious Georgia parties.
** Nine-party opposition bloc: New Rights Party, Conservative Party, Georgia's Way, Freedom, On Our Own, Party of People, Movement for United Georgia, Georgian Troupe. National Forum. The opposition coalition originally formed in October 2007 as the United Public Movement.
****** Two-party bloc: Our Georgia and Women's Party
******* Three-party bloc: Industry Will Save Georgia, National Democratic Party, Ertoba (Unity)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,030,000 (2008)
  • Registered Voters: 3,465,736 (May 2008)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,122,597 (2008)

·         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: 9 (following the 2008 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: 645,150 (est.)