Election campaign period starts today in Georgia

  • The CEC will prepare 3,657 polling stations for the parliamentary elections in Georgia. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 1 Sep 2020 - 18:16, Tbilisi,Georgia

Starting today, the 59 political parties that have registered with the Central Election Commission (CEC) to run in the 2020 Georgian parliamentary elections can begin their election campaigns.

CEC Spokesperson Ana Mikeladze said that the commission has published the rules of the campaign period today. 

So far 59 parties have registered to take part in the elections. Parties that have not registered yet can address the CEC until September 4", she said.

In addition, the CEC has also officially started taking the necessary measures to organise the parliamentary elections that will be held on October 31.

The CEC will prepare 3,657 polling stations for the parliamentary elections in Georgia.

Parliamentary elections will be held according to an updated electoral system: 120 MPs will be elected according to party lists, and 30 - according to majoritarian districts. In addition, the barrier for a party to enter parliament has been lowered and is now not three, but only one percent.

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