Voting for runoff municipal elections ends

All polling stations throughout Georgia closed at 8pm. Photo by N. Alavidze/, 12 Jul 2014 - 21:22, Tbilisi,Georgia


The voting stage of the 2014 Georgian runoff municipal elections has come to an end.

All polling stations throughout Georgia closed at 8pm. Authorities are now beginning to count the results.

The Central Election Commission (CEC) will begin to publish preliminary results throughout the evening.

Almost 650,000 voters throughout the country took part in the 2014 municipal elections today.

Latest data released by the CEC stated 617,451 people, or 36 percent of eligible voters, voted for their favourite candidate in the runoff elections.

This was a lot less than the 43.3 eligible voters who voted in the initial election on June 15.

Meanwhile in Tbilisi, 315,014 people or 34.3 percent of eligible voters cast their ballot today, which is also less than the 37.3 percent turnout of the initial elections.