Salome Zurabishvili wins presidential election in Gerogia with almost 60% of votes

Thu 29 Nov 2018 08:00 GMT | 12:00 Local Time

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Salome Zurabishvili has won in the second round of presidential elections in Georgia with 59.56% after 99.7% of votes were counted, TASS cited the Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC) as saying.

Another presidential candidate, Grigol Vashadze, received 40.44% of votes.

According to Georgia's CEC, 1,146,063 people voted for Zurabishvili, and 778,167 people - for Vashadze.

Zurabishvili thanked voters for support. "Thank you for your trust. I will be the president of all Georgian citizens - both those who supported me and those who did not vote for me," she told journalists in Tbilisi noting that her most important goal is "to unity the society, ensure stability in the country."

On Wednesday the second round of presidential election was held in Georgia. The two candidates are Salome Zurabishvili endorsed by the ruling party "Georgian Dream" and Grigol Vashadze from the opposition party "United National Movement." According to CEC, voter turnover for the second round of presidential election stood at 56.23%.





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