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23 Oct. Sunday
Repeat Elections in Four Precincts Go to Runoffs
UNM and GD candidates will compete in the second rounds in Marneuli and Zugdidi.
22 Oct. Saturday
Polls Closed, Vote Count Underway
Outcome of repeat elections will decide whether runoffs will be required in Marneuli and Zugdidi.
CEC: Voter Turnout in Four Precincts by Noon
The highest voter turnout was recorded in precinct No.108 in the village of Jikhashkari by noon.
Polls Open for Repeat Elections in Four Precincts
Repeat vote should decide whether races for Zugdidi and Marneuli majoritarian MP seats go into runoff.
21 Oct. Friday
One Soldier Dead After Army Truck Overturns in Eastern Georgia
Accident occurred near the village of Bodbe when the truck was transporting 37 soldiers.
Final Results of Adjara Elections
4 parties cleared threshold: GDDG - 45.13%; UNM - 29.62%; Burjanadze’s party - 5.89%, APG - 5.7%.
20 Oct. Thursday
Constitutional Court Elects New Chairman
Zaza Tavadze, who is a member of the Constitutional Court since 2010, took the chairmanship.
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet in Prague
Russian MFA: “readiness to continue pragmatic course to gradually normalize” ties was reaffirmed.
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in Jan-Sept. 2016
Foreign trade turnover declined 4.3% y/y, excluding one-off import of medicines.
19 Oct. Wednesday
President Welcomes Proposal to Launch Group on Drafting Constitutional Amendments
President offers the group to be co-chaired by him, PM and parliament speaker.
CEC Sets Runoff, Repeat Elections Dates
Second round of majoritarian MP elections set for Oct.30; repeat elections in four precincts – Oct.22.
PM Dismisses Concerns over Possible Constitutional Majority as ‘Unhealthy Speculation’
“Constitutional majority, which I hope we will have, is secondary and is only for delivering on our promises,” he said.
18 Oct. Tuesday
GDDG Dismisses Concerns over Constitutional Majority
Having a constitutional majority “poses no threat whatsoever”, a senior ruling party officials said.
17 Oct. Monday
Explosive That Went Off in Sokhumi ‘Aimed at Politician’
Man, who died in explosion of a device he was carrying, wanted to kill a politician, Abkhaz official said.
One Arrested on Illegal Arms Charges in Probe Over MP Car Blast
One man, charged with attempted murder, remains at large, according to the Interior Ministry.
French Frigate Makes Port Visit in Batumi
The French frigate Premier-Maitre L’Her makes port call in Batumi on October 17-20.
16 Oct. Sunday
Govt Called to Tackle Hate Crimes After Transgender Woman Stabbed in Tbilisi
A transgender woman remains in intensive care, fighting for life, after being stabbed.
CEC Announces Tentative Dates for Repeat and Runoff Elections
Repeat elections will be held in four precincts and MP runoffs are expected in about 50 constituencies.
15 Oct. Saturday
PM Visits U.S. Warship Making Port Call in Batumi
PM said 6th Fleet flagship Mount Whitney’s visit is expression of U.S. “unwavering support” to Georgia.
14 Oct. Friday
Georgia Signs Europe’s Energy Community Accession Agreement
Georgia to become a full-fledged member of organization after the ratification by the Parliament.
Ahead of MP Runoffs, UNM Tells Voters: ‘Don’t let GDDG Win Constitutional Majority’
After opting against boycotting the parliament UNM is getting back on campaign trail.
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