Georgia’s ruling party leaning in municipal run-offs
The ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party mayoral candidates are leading in all five large self-governing cities of Georgia, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said.
A total of 1,024,406 voters out of 2,088,722 has cast their votes on local self-government election run-offs nationwide in Georgia, in 20 election constituencies.
The voter turnout of this election was at 49.9% percent, local sources reported.
Local self-government is the right and ability of citizens of Georgia to solve, within the legislation of Georgia, local issues through local authorities elected by them.
There are two types of self-governing municipalities: self-governing cities and self-governing communities. A self-governing city is a settlement of an urban category, while a self-governing community is an aggregation of several settlements with administrative boundaries and an administrative center.
There are 5 self-governing cities and 59 self-governing communities. Self-governing cities are Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi, Poti.