Consulate General of Georgia opens in San Francisco

  • A Consulate General of Georgia has opened in San Francisco that will provide consular services to Georgian citizens starting October 1, 2020. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 15 Sep 2020 - 11:37, Tbilisi,Georgia

A Consulate General of Georgia has opened in San Francisco that will provide consular services to Georgian citizens starting October 1, 2020. 

The consulate will have the following states under its jurisdiction: California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, and Texas. 

Georgian citizens living in states under the jurisdiction of the consulate that wish to vote in the 2020 parliamentary elections of Georgia must register with the consulate at this address www.geoconsul.gov.ge, by visiting the consulate or via post.

The 2020 parliamentary elections will be held in a different manner this year: 120 seats in parliament will be distributed based on the votes received in proportional elections, while remaining 30 per the votes received in majoritarian elections (instead of the 76/73 electoral system).

Spots in parliament in the proportional elections will be won by parties and election blocs which receive at least one per cent of the vote. 

Blocs will be allowed in the 2020 elections. However, with a different election threshold. The percentage of votes received by election blocs must at least amount to  one per cent x number of the parties in the bloc.

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