Independent since December 25, 1991
OSCE membership since 24 March 1992
CoE membership since 27 April 1999
Constitution: adopted24 August 1995, last amendments 2004 and 2010, new constitution to be adopted after presidential elections 2013 aiming at shifting the balance of power in favor of the parliament
Form of government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Population: 4,935,880 (2014 est.)
Registered Voters: 33,537,719 (October 2013)
Head of state: President, absolute majority vote, two-round system, 5-year term.
Since 17 November 2013 Giorgi Margvelashvili.
The president controls the ministries of internal affairs and defense.
Head of government: Prime minister, appointed by the president, approved by the parliament
Since 20 November 2013 Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili
Parlament (Sakartvelos Parlamenti),150 deputies, 4-year term
Mixed electoral system: 77 deputies elected through a closed-list proportional system and 73 by majority vote in single-mandate constituencies.
Threshold: 5 % in proportional elections and 30% for majoritarian candidates
International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED)
The International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-partisan organization established in 1995. Organization's main priority and scope of work is election monitoring, which aims to guarantee the transparency of elections by monitoring the implementation of electoral procedures and thereby increasing society's confidence in the results of the elections.
International Society for Fair Election and Democracy
37 Oniashvili Street
Tel: +995 32 237 28 82
27 October 2013
The Counting Process and PVT Projections: PDF (EN)
Voting Process and Closure of Polling Stations: PDF (EN)