TBILISI, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 27, 2020: A campaign banner set up ahead of the 2020 election to the Georgian Parliament scheduled for October 31. David Mdzinarishvili/TASS Ãðóçèÿ. Òáèëèñè. Àãèòàöèîííûé áàííåð ê ïðåäñòîÿùèì âûáîðàì. 31 îêòÿáðÿ â Ãðóçèè ñîñòîÿòñÿ ïàðëàìåíòñêèå âûáîðû. Äàâèä Ìäçèíàðèøâèëè/ÒÀÑÑ

TBILISI, October 31. /TASS/. Polling stations for a parliamentary vote opened in Georgia at 8:00 local time on Saturday (7:00 Moscow time), a TASS correspondent reported.

Georgian citizens can cast their ballot until 20:00 local time (19:00 Moscow time) at 3,847 polling stations, including 52 abroad.

The 150-seat parliament of Georgia will be elected via a mixed system: 30 seats via the majority system, and 120 – via the proportional system. In order to dominate the government, a political party needs to secure at least 40.54% of votes.

A total of 48 political parties and two political blocs were registered for the upcoming polls.

The ruling Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia party is seen as the frontrunner.

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