ElectionGudie

April 9, 2000 Held

2,343,176
Voted
Georgia

Georgia

Election for President

Results

19%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,343,176
Valid Votes:2,343,176
Invalid Votes:None

Candidates:

Eduard Shevardnadze1,870,311

78.82

Jumber Patiashvili390,486

16.66

Kartlos Gharibashvili7,863

0

Avtandil Joglidze5,942

0

Vazha Zhgenti3,363

0

Tengiz Asanidze2,793

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Georgia

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) 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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Eduard Shevardnadze
    • Party: Citizen's Union of Georgia (CUG)
  • Jumber Patiashvili
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Kartlos Gharibashvili
    • Party: Georgian Corporation of Lawyers
  • Avtandil Joglidze
    • Party: Georgian National Holy Movement 'New World'
  • Vazha Zhgenti
    • Party: Progressive Party
  • Tengiz Asanidze
    • Party: Independent Candidate

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections last held: November 5, 1995. President SHEVARDNADZE received 74% of the vote, thereby defeating Jumber PATIASHVILI who received 17%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,418,300 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 12,421,785 ( 1995 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,327,290 (2000)

·         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: 662,745 (est.)