ElectionGudie

Jan. 5, 2008 Held

1,982,318
Voted
Georgia

Georgia

Election for President

Results

55%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,982,318
Valid Votes:1,949,189
Invalid Votes:33,129

Candidates:

Mikheil SAAKASHVILI1,060,042

53.47

Levan GACHECHILADZE509,234

25.69

Arkadi PATARKATSISHVILI140,826

7.10

Shalva NATELASHVILI128,589

6.49

David GAMKRELIDZE79,747

4.02

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Georgia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mikheil SAAKASHVILI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Vladimir GURGENIDZE
  • Assembly: Georgia has a unicameral Supreme Council (Sakartvelos Parlamenti) with 225 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Supreme Council (Sakartvelos Parlamenti) 225 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Based on constitutional amendments, the next parliament will have 150 members. Of those 150 members, 100 will be elected by a proportional representation system nationally and 50 will be elected in multi-mandate constituencies.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Mikheil SAAKASHVILI
    • Party: National Movement
  • Levan GACHECHILADZE
    • Party: Non-partisan (was nominated by a coalition of opposition parties)
  • Shalva NATELASHVILI
    • Party: Labor Party
  • David GAMKRELIDZE
    • Party: New Right
  • Arkadi PATARKATSISHVILI
    • Party: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,030,000 (2008)
  • Registered Voters: 3,527,964 (January 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: 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: 645,150 (est.)