Georgia presidential election, 2004

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Template:Politics of Georgia A presidential election was held in the Republic of Georgia on January 4, 2004. The election followed the resignation of former President Eduard Shevardnadze. As expected, the main opposition leader, Mikhail Saakashvili, was soon shown by exit polls to be heading for an overwhelming victory. According to preliminary results issued on January 6 by Georgia's Central Election Commission, Saakashvili won over 97% of the votes cast.

The other candidates received less than 2% each. They were former presidential envoy to the Imereti region Temur Shashiashvili, leader of the Lawyers of Georgia party Kartlos Garibashvili, one of the leaders of the political organization Mdzleveli, Zurab Kelekhsashvili, the President of the Coalition of Non-Government Organisations of the Disabled Zaza Sikharulidze, and leader of the David Agmashenebeli Party Roin Liparteliani.

National summary of votes

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Registered voters                       2,129,825
Valid votes cast:                       1,762,972   82.8
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Candidate                     Party     Votes       %
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Roin Liparteliani                           4,248   00.2
Kartlos Garibashvili                        3,582   00.2
Zurab Kelekhsashvili                        1,631   00.1
Teimuraz Shashiashvili                     33,868   01.9
Mikheil SAAKASHVILI           UNM       1,692,728   96.0
Zaza Sikharulidze                           4,098   00.2
Against all                                22,817   01.3
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Total                                   1,762,972 
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Georgian law requires a 50% turnout for elections to be valid. The Chairman of the Georgian Central Election Commission, Zurab Tchiaberashvili, said that since about 1,763,000 voters had participated - over 80% of those eligible to vote - "according to the preliminary information, the elections are valid."

Early on January 5 Saakashvili claimed victory, although no official figures had been released at that time. He thanked his supporters, who were gathered in the Philharmonic Hall in Tbilisi, and also thanked the voters. "The whole of Georgia has won," he said.

"The primary tasks to be implemented from the first days of my presidency include introduction of a Prime Minister's post, appointment of a date for parliamentary elections and implementation of anti-corruption measures in the country," Saakashvili said.

Saakashvili was inaugurated as President in Tbilisi on January 25, 2004.

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