Election run-offs are held in Georgia today

The ruling party has already won 74 seats in the 150-member parliament. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 21 Nov 2020 - 10:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

Election run-offs are held in 17 election constituencies in Georgia today, as well as a snap election of Kutaisi mayor. 

The second-round of elections are conducted as none of majoritarian candidates in the 17 constituencies and for Kutaisi mayor were able to receive at least 51 per cent of votes in the first round of elections on October 31. 

All polling stations were opened at 8 a.m. around the country except two polling stations in Gudauri and one polling station in Shatili due to bad weather. 

One polling station in Khada Gorge was opened a bit later. 

Opposition leaders have urged viters not to participate in the run-offs. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge. 

659 polling stations are adapted for wheelchair-users, while all polling stations are adapted for visually impaired and blind voters. 

The eight opposition parties, who entered parliament following the October 31 parliamentary elections, have refused to participate in the run-offs. 

They say that the October 31 elections were fabricated and are demanding repeat elections. 

No opposition rallies are scheduled today.