Election Day: Patriarch Ilia II votes, urges public to have their say

Georgia’s Catholics Patriarch Ilia II stressed the significance of Election Day. Photo by netgazet.ge.
Agenda.ge, 08 Oct 2016 - 12:49, Tbilisi,Georgia

Head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Catholics Patriarch Ilia II has cast his vote and has appealed to all Georgian citizens to also have their say on who they want to run the country.

"I congratulate the whole Georgia on this day and I appeal to all, to the whole population, to participate in the elections and vote. God bless Georgia,” the Patriarch said. 

Ilia II cast his ballot at the #4 polling station in Krtsanisi district, central Tbilisi. At this polling station 1,364 people were registered to vote.

Today the people of Georgia will vote to elect the 150-seat Parliament of Georgia, 77 members through party lists and 73 in the majoritarian districts. 

19 political parties and 6 election blocs are also running in the race. 

People will also vote to elect lawmakers in the 21-member Supreme Council of Adjara, Georgia’s western Autonomous Republic, in Resix election constituencies, as well as local authorities in some locations, as several local officials had to quit posts for their participation in the elections.