2016 Parliamentary Elections

CEC: 12.71% of Voters Cast Their Ballots by Midday

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According to Central Electoral Commission, 12.71% of eligible voters [315 009] had cast their votes by midday. Overall number of eligible voters is 2 478 042. Voter turnout by midday at October 8 Elections was 19.81%.

Runoffs of 2016 parliamentary elections of Georgia are taking place in 50 electoral districts. Georgian Dream has candidates in 49 districts, United National Movement in 45. 2 229 Ballot stations will close at 20:00.

Georgian Dream won in 23 majoritarian districts on October 8 Elections and gained 44 mandates through proportional list, which means that the party already has 67 seats in the parliament. In order to gain constitutional majority Georgian Dream needs 46 more mandates. United National Movement has 27 mandates through proportional list, whereas Patriots’ Alliance has 6.

Georgia has a mixed electoral system. At the polling station, candidates cast one vote for a majoritarian candidate running in their district, and a second vote for a national party list. If none of the candidates pass the 50% threshold then a runoff vote is held between the two candidates who won the most votes. Seventy-three out of the 150 seats of the parliament will be filled in this way. The rest will be filled by party list candidates

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