28 Nov 2018 13:08

Vashadze casts ballot in 2nd round of Georgian presidential election

TBILISI. Nov 28 (Interfax) - Grigol Vashadze, a Georgian presidential candidate nominated by the United National Movement, the former ruling party, has cast his ballot in the second round of the election.

Georgia is voting "to preserve its democracy and statehood," Vashadze told journalists at a polling station in Kutaisi on Wednesday.

"I hope Georgian citizens, who have preserved democracy and statehood since 1990, will do all they can to preserve these ideas. Our country is founded on equality, justice, and development, and I hope our citizens will go to polling stations and make the right choice. Georgia can't afford to waste any more time," he said.

Vashadze's rival in the second round is Salome Zourabichvili, an independent candidate supported by the ruling party Georgian Dream. Zourabichvili won 38.64% and Vashadze 37.74% of the vote in the first round on October 28.