3,007 of 3,847 election districts counted: ruling Georgian Dream tops list with 48.3% of vote

According to the preliminary results the Georgian Dream ruling party is expected to take 76 seats in the 150-member parliament, while a second round of elections will take place in 14 majoritarian constituencies where party candidates may also win. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge. 

Agenda.ge, 01 Nov 2020 - 11:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC) has counted votes in 3,007 election districts of the total 3,847. 

According to the preliminary data nine parties will enter the parliament after overcoming the 1% election threshold. 

The results are as follows as of now: 

  • Georgian Dream - 48.36% (62 seats)
  • United National Movement - United Opposition election bloc-26.35% (33seats)
  • European Georgia - 3.79% ( 4 seats)
  • Alliance of Patriots - 3.2% (4 seats)
  • Lelo for Georgia - 3.27% (4 seats)
  • Strategy Builder - 3.16% (4 seats)
  • Girchi - 3.07% (3 seats)
  • Labour Party - 1.01% (1 seat)
  • Aleko Elisashvili Citizens - 1.04% (1 seat) 

According to the preliminary results, Georgian Dream candidates are winning the majoritarian race in the first round of elections in 14 of 30 majoritarian constituencies, while a second round of elections on November 21 is expected to take place in 14 constituencies, including in all eight constituencies in Tbilisi. 

The United National Movement opposition has accused the CEC of fabricating the elections and announced a rally on central Rustaveli Square in Tbilisi today at 16:00. 

For the first time, the elections were held per a mixed electoral system, with 120 members of parliament (MP) to be elected via party lists and the remaining 30 running in single-member majoritarian districts. 

An election bloc or party which receives less than 40.54 per cent of votes in the proportional elections will not be able to form a government. 

Unlike previous elections, the parties which will receive at least one per cent of total votes will be allowed into parliament.