19 candidates are registered for Presidential Election
As of now, 19 candidates are registered for October 28, 2018, Presidential Election of Georgia, – the Central Election Commission (CEC) reports.
According to CEC, in total, 46 applications were submitted in the name of Chairperson of Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia requesting registering presidential candidates, including 20 applications from political parties and 26 applications from initiative groups. One initiative group (did not correct error in electoral documentation) and one political party (was not registered by the Ministry of Justice of Georgia) were rejected to participate in election and nominate candidate.
25 election subjects submitted the list of supporters, namely 19 political parties and six initiative groups.
19 initiative groups did not present the list of supporters; according to the legislation, candidates nominated by them were rejected to be registered and then the registration of initiative group was also annulled.
At present, registration procedure for six subjects is being carried out at the CEC.
The deadline for registration of presidential candidate by CEC Chairperson is September 28.