In Georgia on Saturday for the parliamentary elections – they complete the transition to a parliamentary Republic, and the victorious political party will be able to appoint the head of government. CEC registered 19 parties and six electoral blocs – those that receive more than 5% of the vote, divide the 77 seats on party lists. 73 seats for single-seat districts claimed more than 800 candidates, reports TASS.
In elections can take part more than 3,5 million voters, they are working 3645 polling stations. The voting will end at 20:00 (19:00 GMT), will be considered valid with any voter turnout.
He told reporters, after fulfilling his civic duty, Prime Minister George Kvirikashvili, the upcoming elections are “crucial for the democratic development of Georgia”. “I voted for a stable, peaceful and democratic development of Georgia, for the welfare of the country, for the European development of Georgia”, – he said. The Prime Minister believes that “today’s elections will be a step forward in the development of Georgia, a step in the better future of the country.”
A passing vote is crucial because in accordance with the new Constitution adopted in 2010 and gradually entered into force in 2012-2013, the party or politobedineniya, which will occupy most of the seats in Parliament, will have the right to propose a candidate Prime Minister and form a government. According to the basic law, the chief Executive is the Prime Minister. The President remains head of state but with very limited powers.
CEC registered 19 parties and six electoral blocs. If a political force will receive 5% of the vote, this ensures she’s six parliamentary seats on party lists.
After the close of polling data and exit polls will publish the Public television of Georgia, Imedi TV, GDS and “Maestro”. For them, the exit polls conducted by the international company TNS, and for the “Rustavi-2″ – us GFK. The first official voting results the CEC will publish closer to midnight.