29 Nov 2018 - 10:19
The Georgian Dream ruling party endorsed independent presidential candidate Salome Zurabishvili is winning the elections according to the results of the counted 3,683 ordinary and 11 special polling stations - or 99.7% of polling stations.
Zurabishvili received 59.56% (1,146,063 votes) and the opposition candidate Grigol Vashadze garnered 40.44% (778,167 votes) of the votes, says the Central Election Commission (CEC).
Zurabishvili leads elections at all 10 polling stations in the capital of Tbilisi:
As for the regions Zurabishvili won all towns of Georgia except for Telavi and Rustavi, says the CEC.
The CEC has also published the results counted at two polling stations opened in Afghanistan for Georgia’s Presidential elections, where Georgian soldiers who are taking part in the NATO Resolute Support mission voted for their favourable presidential candidates.
The results show that Vashadze leads elections at both polling stations. He garnered 366 votes while Zurabishvili received 316 votes at the Bagram air field.
As for the polling station opened in Mazar-i-Sharif, Vashadze and Zurabishvili received 86 and 46 of the votes, respectively.
Meanwhile, the majority of Georgian voters abroad (64.27%) voted in favour of Vashadze. Accordingly, Zurabishvili received 35.73% of votes.
The final results of all polling stations will be announced in a few hours.
The inauguration of Georgia’s new president will be held on December 16.