Oct. 27, 2013 Held



Election for Georgian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,661,273
Valid Votes:1,629,684
Invalid Votes:31,589

Vote Share by Candidate:

Giorgi MARGVELASHVILI1,012,214


David BAKRADZE354,206


Nino BURJANADZE165,933




Giorgi TARGAMADZE17,343

Election Results Modified: Oct 30, 2013

General Information

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*:

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

*Main Candidates determined by polling data

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,776,000 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 3,537,719 (October 2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,977,498 (2013)

·         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: 18 (following the 2012 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: 566,400 (est.)


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

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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