CEC releases final results: Ruling party wins runoff

The CEC are encouraging voters to take part in the Municipal Elections runoff today. Photo by N. Alavidze / Agenda.ge
Agenda.ge, 24 Jul 2014 - 15:42, Tbilisi,Georgia

Ruling party Georgian Dream (GD) candidates are celebrating an outright victory after winning all races in the second round of local elections, election authorities say.

Final official results from the Central Election Commission (CEC) revealed GD won the race in eight Mayoral cities and thirteen municipal districts in the runoff elections on July 12.

Elected Mayors, including the new Mayor of the capital city and Gamgebelis will be eligible to take offices from August 2.

In the first round of the Municipal Elections on June 15, GD gained enough votes to win outright in 46 municipalities and four self-governed cities.

In the initial election, GD also won majority seats in all 71 local councils (Sakrebulo) across the country.

Mayoral Runoff Results

In the race for Mayor of the capital city, Tbilisi, GD candidate Davit Narmania outclassed his opponent and gained 72.47 percent of votes while his challenger, Nika Melia from United National Movement (UNM) Nika Melia, gained 27.53 percent of votes.

Newly elected Mayors

  • Telavi - GD candidate Platon Kalmakhelidze,
  • Rustavi - GD candidate Davit Jikia,
  • Mtskheta - GD candidate Avtandil Nemsitsveridze,
  • Gori - GD candidate Zurabi Jirkvelishvili,
  • Ozurgeti - GD candidate Beglar Sioridze,
  • Poti - GD candidate Irakli Kakulia,
  • Batumi - GD candidate Giorgi Ermakovi.

Gamgebeli Runoff Results

  • Akhmeta – GD candidate Beka Baidauri,
  • Bagdati – GD candidate Irakli Gegeshidze,
  • Gori – GD candidate Davit Oniashvili,
  • Kvareli – GD candidate Ilia Mzekalashvili,
  • Khoni – GD candidate Jemal Mebuke,
  • Kobuleti – GD candidate Sulkhan Evgenidze,
  • Khulo – GD candidate Besik Bauchadze,
  • Lanchkhuti – GD candidate Zaza Urushadze,
  • Martvili – GD candidate Alexandre Grigalava,
  • Telavi – GD candidate Alexandre Shatirishvili,
  • Tianeti – GD candidate Lela Kitesashvili,
  • Terjola – GD candidate Teimuraz Japaridze,
  • Tkibuli – GD candidate Robizon Gvenetadze.