TBILISI, October 28 (Itar-Tass) - Candidate from the Georgian Dream coalition Georgy Margvelashvili has won a victory at the presidential elections in the Caucasian Republic of Georgia, the country’s Central Elections Commission (CEC) said in a statement, which makes public the full preliminary election results on Monday.
According to the CEC preliminary results, Margvelashvili has gained 62.11 percent of votes. Representative of the party United National Movement David Bakradze (21.73 percent) came second, leader of the party Democratic Movement - United Georgia Nino Burdzhanadze (10.18 percent) has got the third place in the presidential race.
For the first time in many years the Georgian CEC has made public the full preliminary election results on the second day after the presidential elections.
After the previous presidential elections on January 5, 2008, the CEC announced the full preliminary election results on the sixth day after voting and on the fifth day at the elections on January 4, 2004.
This time the CEC has made public very rapidly the first preliminary election results from 11.66 percent of polling stations four hours after the end of voting, then these results were updated constantly.
CEC chairperson Tamar Zhvania stated on Monday that “the rapid announcement of the preliminary election results became possible thanks to a generally calm situation before the elections, on the election day and after the elections thanks to well-coordinated work of the election committees and the CEC.”
The final election results are to be announced not later than on November 16. The inauguration of the Georgian president-elect will be held on November 17.