Chairman of the Central Election Commission Giorgi Kalandarishvili presented the preliminary results of the by-elections.
He said all polling stations in Batumi, Rustavi and Gardabani have been counted.
Kalandarishvili said that in Batumi, Georgian Dream’s Ramaz Jincharadze received 7225 (69.01%) votes, Mate Putkaradze ‘United National Movement’ 3244 (30.98%) votes.
Based on the data from all 121 polling stations of Rustavi and Gardabani, the results are as follows:
- Irakli Shatakishvili, Georgian Dream – 34,333 votes (90.61%)
- Mamuka Tuskadze ‘For Social Justice’ – 2634 (6.95%) votes
- Kamal Muradkhanov ‘Georgian Unity and Development Party’ – 923 (2.43%) votes.
By-elections were held in Batumi and Rustavi on April 2. Voters had to elect one member of the parliament in Rustavi and one member of the City Assembly in Batumi.
By-elections to the Parliament in N12 majoritarian Constituency in Rustavi became necessary after the majoritarian MP Nino Latsabidze became the Mayor of Rustavi. Regarding the issue of electing a majoritarian in the Batumi City Council, it became necessary after Nugzar Putkaradze, a member of the National Movement, died shortly after the elections due to heart problems. Putkaradze was a member of the City Council from the Adlia constituency.
By Ana Dumbadze