The presidential candidate Michael Saakashvili is leading at the special presidential election held on 5 January, under the preliminary calculation of votes by the Central Election Committee (CEC). According to CEC, Saakashvili collected 51.51% (774,589 votes) in 149 out of 3,600 election stations. The followings are the candidate from the united opposition Levan Gachechiladze 22.33 % (22,197 votes), leader of the New rights party David Gamkrelidze - 3.71 % (3,691 votes), businessman Arkadi (Badri) Patarkatsishvili - 5.04 % (5,368 votes), head of the Labour party Shalva Natelashvili - 4.01 % (3,986 votes), leader of the Future party Giorgi Maisashvili 0.7 % (693 votes) and leader of Nadejda (Hope) party Irina Sarishvili-Chanturia 0.14 % (135 votes).
The special presidential election in Georgia was held on 5 January in 2008. According to preliminary data, 1,912, 943 people or 56.17% took part at the election.
Opposition leaders stated readiness to stage rally in the centre of Tbilisi in order to prevent to false the results of election.