Voter turnout in Georgian presidential election amounts to 32 per cent for 15:00
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 27 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
The voter turnout in the Georgian presidential election amounted to 32 per cent for 15:00 (local time), spokesperson of the Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC), Eka Azarashvili said at a briefing.
According to the CEC some 1,133,753 voters have participated in the election by this time.
The presidential election in Georgia started on Sunday. The polling stations were opened at 8.00 and will be closed at 20.00 (local time).
According to the CEC, the number of voters able to participate in the presidential election in Georgia is 3,537,719. Around 3,655 polling stations and 34 additional special poling stations will be opened in the country.
Some 50 polling stations will operate outside of Georgia. Around 48,458 Georgian citizens living or staying abroad for matter of official concern will be able to vote there.
Around 23 contenders were officially registered as presidential candidates. The presidential candidates include the representative of the 'Georgian Dream' ruling coalition Giorgi Margvelashvili, former Speaker of the Georgian parliament Nino Burjanadze, candidate from the 'United National Movement' former ruling party David Bakradze and others.