Georgia, Tbilisi, September 1 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
43 presidential candidates applied the CEC of Georgia to participate in the upcoming presidential election.
CEC has officially registered two candidates, the Labor Party leader Shalva Natelashvili and Gela Saluashvili, submitted by the Action Group, CEC told Trend Sunday.
The former chairman of the Central Election Commission Zurab Kharatishvili applied for participation in the elections as a candidate of the two political parties - the "European Democrats" and the "National Democratic Party", CEC reported.
Deadline for submission of applications of candidates expires on September 7.
September 17 is the last date of submission of signatures of supporters of presidential candidates; at least 26,530 signatures are required for each candidate. The process of official registration of candidates for the presidency will end on September 27 and the specific number of candidates for president will be announced.
Among the 43 presidential candidates whose applications have already been submitted to the Central Election Commission, a representative of the ruling coalition of the country, "Georgian Dream" Giorgi Margvelashvili , the candidate of the party " United National Movement , David Bakradze , the former speaker of parliament Nino Burjanadze and other candidates .
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