CEC Completes Vote Count

According to the results of the 3705 precincts published by the CEC, presidential candidate Salome Zourabichvili, supported by Georgian Dream, received 38.64% of the votes and United National Movement candidate Grigol Vashadze received 37.74%.

According to preliminary information of the CEC, 615 624 voters supported Salome Zurabishvili, and Grigol Vashadze 601,188.

A total of 3705 polling stations were opened in the country.

As for the other candidates: 10,97% voted for Davit Bakradze, 3.74% Shalva Natelashvili, 2,26% - Davit Usupashvili, 2,26% - Zurab Japaridze and 1,33% - Kakha Kukava.

Zurabishvili will face opposition candidate Grigol Vashadze in a second round to be held by December 2.

International observers say the first round was competitive but "an unlevel playing field" affected by private-media bias.

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29 October 2018 17:08