Runoff Elections: President, Prime Minister cast their votes

President Margvelashvili encouraged people to vote at the runoff elections. Photo by President's press office, 12 Jul 2014 - 13:25, Tbilisi,Georgia

The President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili and the country’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili have cast their votes in the runoff Municipal Elections in Georgia today.

The two leaders called on people to vote "for the country’s sake”.

"We vote not for politicians but for our country. By voting we don’t serve the politicians but rent the politicians to serve us,” President Margvelashvili said after he cast his vote.

The President noted self-governance was the highest level of democracy. He said it was important for people to actually manage their lives at city, town and village level.

"Today, we vote for creating a new level of self-governance in Georgia,” Margvelashvili said. 

Meanwhile Prime Minister Garibahsvili went to the polling station with his wife.

He congratulated Georgians on the first runoff elections in the country and said it was "a very important” precedent for the country’s democratic development.

"Despite the fact that we [the ruling Georgian Dream party] lead everywhere and we will win, it does not matter who wins today. What matters is for Georgia to be a winner,” Garibashvili said.