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TBILISI, October 28 (Itar-Tass) - Georgia's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) has made public the first preliminary results of the presidential elections held on October 27.
CEC press secretary Eka Azarashvili announced that, following preliminary estimates at 440 polling stations out of 3,741 (11.76 percent out of the total number of 3,689 polling stations in Georgia and 52 abroad), Georgy Margvelashvili polled 63.82 percent of the vote.
David Bakradze, candidate from the United National Movement, gained 21.28 percent of the vote (27,965 votes cast). He is followed by Nino Burdhzanadze, former Speaker of Parliament, with 9.51 percent (12, 505 votes).