Parliament elections in Georgia finished

Sunday, 9 October, 2016 - 00:30

Georgia kicked off its parliamentary elections on Saturday morning to renew its 150-member top legislative body for the next four years.

More than 3.5 million registered voters are expected to cast their ballots at more than 3,600 polling stations across the country and 55 polling stations overseas from 8 a.m. (0400 GMT) till 8 p.m. (1600 GMT), Anna Mikeladze, spokesperson for the Central Election Commission (CEC), said Saturday.

Among the 19 political parties that are running for parliamentary seats, any party which garners more than 5 percent of the total ballots will be allocated seats in proportion to their shares of votes, according to the CEC.

A total of 1,440 international observers from 55 international organizations have been registered to monitor the elections, said the CEC.