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The vote in the presidential elections started in Georgia on this post claim 25 candidates.
This last election by direct vote. Six years later, the President will choose 300 delegates. Political scientists call the two main contenders for the post of President is former foreign Minister, independent candidate Salome Zurabishvili, who has the support of the ruling party «Georgian dream» and the candidate of the United opposition «Strength is in unity», the former ally of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, Vashadze.
CEC has organized 3705 polling stations in 84 counties across the country. Abroad will open 55 sites in 41 countries. According to the foreign Ministry, the consulates abroad are about 53 thousand citizens of Georgia. On the territory of the Russian Federation the parcels were not opened because of lack between the two countries diplomatic relations, therefore, living in Russia the citizens of Georgia do not participate in the vote.
While the elections in any case will be declared valid, because the turnout there. The winner will be the candidate who receives at least 50% plus one vote. The final results must be declared no later than 20 days after the elections. If none of the candidates in the first round will not gain more than 50% of votes will be appointed the second round. It should take place no later than two weeks after the official announcement of the election results.
Prior to the closing of the polling stations is forbidden to publish opinion polls results.
The Georgian interior Ministry and state security Service have promised to ensure the electoral process in a peaceful environment. To observe the electoral process in Georgia will be more than 3.3 thousand observers.