Georgia, Tbilisi, March 30 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgia is marking the nineteenth anniversary of restoring statehood today. On March 31, 1991, the Georgian government under the leadership of Supreme Council head Zviad Gamsakhurdia held a referendum on state independence, asking participants: "Do you agree with restoring Georgia's statehood on the basis of the Independence Act dated May 26, 1918?"
A total of 89.3 percent of the country's voters took part in the referendum. The proponderent majority, or 98.2 percent, voted in approval.
Based on the referendum, the Georgian Supreme Council announced the restoration of Georgia's independence under the Independence Act dated May 26, 1918.
A boycott of the referendum was held March 31, 1991 by the National Congress, which later took an active part in the military coup.
This was the last referendum held throughout alll of Georgia, including Abkhazia and Samachablo.