The inauguration of the new president of Georgia and the oath-taking ceremony will be held on December 16.
Based on Article 72 of Constitution of Georgia, President of Georgia takes the oath on the third Sunday after elections. The balloting day is considered as the day of his/her election.
The second round of elections, November 28 is the midday of the week. The first Sunday is December 2. The third Sunday is December 16.
The second round of 2018 presidential elections is being held in Georgia today. The Georgian population is electing the 5th president with 6-year-term. This will be the last elections when President is elected through the direct rule.
Two candidates are running in the second round of 2018 presidential elections:
- Grigol Vashadze (5) – “United National Movement”
- Salome Zurabishvili (48) – Initiative Group of Voters
Unlike the first tour of elections, there is no 50% barrier in the second round. The candidate, who receives more votes in the second round, will become President of Georgia.