Elections 2020: ISFED releases results of parallel vote count

  • ISFED says that Georgia’s Central Election Commission must recount votes in eight election districts. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 1 Nov 2020 - 15:41, Tbilisi,Georgia

The International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) NGO has released the results of parallel vote tabulation (PVT) which says that the ruling Georgian Dream party received 45.8% of the vote, while the United Opposition bloc (with the United National Movement) received 26.4% of the vote. 

European Georgia received 3.7% of the vote in the parallel vote count. 

PVT is an election observation methodology that is typically based on a representative random sample of polling stations. The goal of the methodology is to independently verify the election results. 

The PVT results by ISFED are as follows. 

  • Georgian Dream - 45.8% (margin of error - 0.7%) 
  • United Opposition election bloc, including United National Movement - 26.4% (margin of error - 0.6%) 
  • European Georgia - 3.7% (margin of error - 0.2%) 
  • Alliance of Patriots - 3.1% (margin of error - 0.1%)
  • Lelo for Georgia - 3.1% (margin of error - 0.2%) 
  • Strategy Builder - 3% (margin of error - 0.1 %)
  • Girchi - 2.8 % (margin of error - 0.2%) 
  • Elisashvili Citizens - 1.3% (margin of error - 0.1%) 
  • Labour Party - 1% (margin of error 0.1%) 
  • United Georgia - 0.9% (margin of error 0.1%)


The ISFED says that in eight per cent of polling stations, ballot papers outnumber the voters’ signatures on the lists ‘which is a serious violation.’

The CEC must recount votes in the election districts,” the ISFED said, noting that  voter turnout was 56.7 % (+/- 0.6 %). 

Meanwhile, the Central Election Commission of Georgia has counted 96.85% of votes. 

 

The results released by the CEC are as follows: 

  • Georgian Dream - 48.12% 
  • United National Movement - United Opposition election bloc - 26.92% 
  • European Georgia - 3.79% 
  • Lelo for Georgia - 3.19% 
  • Alliance of Patriots - 3.18%
  • Strategy Builder - 3.15% 
  • Girchi - 2.95% 
  • Aleko Elisashvili Citizens - 1.34% 
  • Labour party - 1%

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. 

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