The candidate of the ruling Georgian Dream party, Kakha Kaladze, is leading in the elections for the mayor of Tbilisi.
However, most likely, he will not be able to win in the first round. These are the data of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia after processing ballots from 41.61% of polling stations in the capital, Georgia News reported.
The CEC presented the preliminary results of the municipal elections 11 hours after the closing of the polling stations.
According to them, Kaladze is gaining 45.5% of the vote, while his main rival, the chairman of the country's largest opposition party, the United National Movement, Nika Melia, is 34.13%.
Former Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, running for mayor of Tbilisi from his party, according to preliminary data, is gaining 8.97%.