Election runoff: About 25% of voters at ballot box by 3pm

Today Georgians voted to elect the 150-seat Parliament, 77 members through party lists and 73 in the majoritarian districts. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge
Agenda.ge, 30 Oct 2016 - 16:47, Tbilisi,Georgia

More than 626,000 voters throughout the country had cast their vote in today’s second round of the 2016 Parliamentary Elections by 3pm.

A short time ago Central Election Commission (CEC) spokesperson Ana Mikeladze said voter turnout was 25.3 percent at 3pm - seven hours after polling stations opened across the country.

The CEC said currently 626,954 citizens had voted.

Mikeladze said the voting process was underway in a mainly calm environment and without any major problems.

As of now, only minor violations have been reported,” Mikeladze said, adding all citizens had the opportunity to enjoy their constitutional right and vote freely.

In comparison, voter turnout was 34.8 percent at 3pm in the initial vote of Parliamentary Elections on October 8.