Georgia

Giorgi Margvelashvili of Georgian Dream set to win presidential election


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According to an exit poll by ACT the Georgian Dream candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili has won the presidential election, winning a majority in every district and taking 68% of the vote.

Davit Bakradze of the United National Movement (UNM or ENM) came second with 17.1% and Nino Burjanadze of the Democratic Movement-United Georgia party (DM-UG) was third with 9.9% of the vote. No other candidate appears to have received more than 3% of the vote.

Turnout was 46.4%, down on the 59.7% turnout in the general election last year and the last presidential election in 2008 which was 56.19%. The low turnout may reflect the reduction in the executive powers of the new president.

Update:

An 0200 update by the Central Elections Commission (CEC) on 1,098 of 3,741 polling stations gives Giorgi Margvelashvili 63.34%, Davit Bakradze 21.15% and Nino Burjanadze 9.66%. This confirms the trend seen in the opinion poll.

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