24 Dec 2018 14:51

Tamar Zhvania re-elected as Georgian CEC chairperson

TBILISI. Dec 24 (Interfax) - Tamar Zhvania has been re-elected as chairperson of the Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC), a position she held since 2013, for another five-year term, the CEC spokesperson Anna Mikeladze told reporters on Monday.

Her candidacy was favored by eight out of nine present CEC members, one voted for Vladimir Bozhadze. The third candidate, Mariam Shelegia, got no votes. The opposition CEC members had refused to take part in the voting which they said was pointless because the ruling Georgian Dream, which has a majority in the CEC, reaffirmed Zhvania as the CEC head.