ElectionGudie

Oct. 27, 2013 Held

1,661,273
Voted
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Georgia

Election for President (President)

Results

46%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,661,273
Valid Votes:1,629,684
Invalid Votes:31,589

Candidates:

Giorgi MARGVELASHVILI1,012,214

62.11

David BAKRADZE354,206

21.73

Nino BURJANADZE165,933

10.18

Shalva NATELASHVILI46,958

2.88

Giorgi TARGAMADZE17,343

1.06

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Georgia

Description of government structure:

  • Head of State and Commander in Chief: President Mikheil SAAKASHVILI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Bidzina IVANISHVILI
  • Assembly: Georgia has a unicameral parliament (Sakartvelos Parlamenti) with 150 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority to serve a 5-year term. If the leading contestant does not secure 50 percent of the votes, a run-off will be held between the top two contenders.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.*
  • In the Parliament (Sakartvelos Parlamenti), 77 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation (PR) system to serve 4-year terms and 73 members are elected by majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.**

*The parliament presents its candidate to the president who in turn presents that candidate back to parliament. The parliament then confirms the candidate through a vote of confidence and the president finalizes the appointment.

**If no candidate secures 30 percent or more of the valid vote in a single-member constituency, a run-off election is held between the two leading candidates. The threshold is 5 percent in the PR tier. If no party, bloc, or pre-election coalition achieves 5 percent of votes, new elections are held. Voting is not compulsory.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race*:

  • Giorgi MARGVELASHVILI
    Party: Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia / ქართული ოცნებადემოკრატიული საქართველო
  • David BAKRADZE
    Party: United National Movement / ერთიანი ნაციონალური მოძრაობა
  • Giorgi TARGAMADZE
    Party: Christian-Democratic Movement / ქრისტიანულ-დემოკრატიული მოძრაობა
  • Shalva NATELASHVILI
    Party: Georgian Labour Party / საქართველოს ლეიბორისტული პარტია
  • Nino BURJANADZE
    Party: Democratic Movement – United Georgia / დემოკრატიული მოძრაობაერთიანი საქართველო

*Main Candidates determined by polling data

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,555,911 (July 2013 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,537,719 (October 2013)

Additional Information:

  • Constitutional amendments are scheduled to come into force that will shift power from the presidency to the prime minister and parliament following October’s presidential election.*
  • Candidates reaching the 5 percent threshold during the election will receive reimbursement from the state of up to GEL 1 million (approximately USD $600,000) for campaign expenditures.

*More information on the constitutional changes can be found here