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Georgia

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Parliament

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
08.10.2016 to 30.10.2016
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
18.11.2016
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2020
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
150
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
816
Notes
Number of candidates: 816 candidates under the majority system (673 men, 143 women)
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
673
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
143
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
17.52%
Notes
Percentage of women candidates: 17.5% under the majority system and about 37% under the proportional representation system.
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
25

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
3,510,514

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili's Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia (see note) won 115 seats in the 150-member Parliament, up from 85 that it took in 2012. It thus secured the three-fifths majority required to adopt constitutional amendments. The opposition United National Movement (UNM), founded by former President Mikheil Saakashvili, fell from 65 to 27 seats. The UNM was led by Mr. Davit Bakradze, replacing Mr. Saakashvili who became governor of Ukraine's Odessa region in May 2015 (and lost his Georgian citizenship). The Alliance of Patriots of Georgia, a pro-Russian party, took six seats. The 2016 elections were the first to be held under President Georgy Margvelashvili (independent, backed by the Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia). Since the presidential election in October 2013, there have been three prime ministers: the founder of the Georgian Dream coalition, Mr. Bidzina Ivanishvili, resigned in November 2013; his successor Mr. Irakli Gharibashvili resigned in December 2015 and was followed by Mr. Kvirikashvili. During the 2016 election campaign, Prime Minister Kvirikashvili promised to boost economic and cultural ties with Russia and to work for constitutional amendments. The UNM pledged to prevent one party rule in Georgia. Note: The Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia party was part of the "Georgian Dream coalition" that won the previous elections in 2012 and which initially comprised six parties, listed below. Three parties - National Forum , the Republican Party of Georgia (led by Speaker David Usupashvili ) and Our Georgia - Free Democrats – subsequently left the coalition, and all parties competed separately in the 2016 elections. - Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia - Conservative Party of Georgia - Industry will save Georgia - National Forum - Republican Party of Georgia - Our Georgia - Free Democrats
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
4
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
16%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
76.67%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total Proportional Majority
Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia 115 44 71
United National Movement (UNM) 27 27 0
Alliance of Patriots of Georgia 6 6 0
Industry Will Save Georgia-Our Fatherland 1 0 1
Independents 1 0 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
126
Number of women elected
24
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
16%
Other notes
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: 18 November 2016. The outgoing legislature is dissolved after the first plenary sitting of the newly elected Parliament. Number of parties contesting the election: 25, Including six coalitions.
Sources
Parliament (24.11.2016, 29.11.2016) Election Administration of Georgia BBC Monitoring Reuters Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly International Foundation for Electoral System Agenda Ge Georgia Today
Women Directly Elected
24

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
126
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
24
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
18.11.2016
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Irakli Kobakhidze (Male)
Political party
Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia
Date of election
18.11.2016