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About the Elections of May 30; 2010
Election-related legislative framework includes the Constitution, the Election Code, the Law on the Capital of Georgia - Tbilisi, the Law on Referendum, Organic Law on Local Self-Government, the Organic Law on Political Unions of Citizens, Civil Service Law, the Law on broadcasting and so on.
According to the Constitution, the citizens through self-regulate the matters of local importance, also local government creation rule, authority and state agencies are determined by the organic law of local self-government.
Local self-governing body - the City Council and Mayor of the Organic Law establishes the legal basis for the preparation and conduct of elections, “Georgian Election Code” which defines the rules for electing the mayor and City Council and the election system.

According to the Electoral Code, the local government elections held on 30 May 2010. After first meeting of the newly elected local self-government the local self-government bodies elected in 2006 shall be terminated. In 2010, local government elections are not held in Eredvis, Tighvi, Kurta, Azhara and district municipalities where the respective local authorities retain powers.

Nominating candidates is only allowed for a party and election bloc participating independently in the elections.

On May 30, 2010, the first direct election of the mayor are held in Tbilisi. Every person has the right to be elected as the Mayor, who is over 25 years of age. Lived in Georgia for at least 5 years and speaks Georgian.

The winner in Tbilisi mayoral elections, can be considered the candidate who received the highest number of votes, but not less than 30% - So, if none of the candidates receives the required votes, the second round of elections is assigned in which, take part the 2 candidates with the best results and the winner will be the candidate who receives the most votes. For Council member can be elected everyone, who is 21 years old and havs lived in Georgia for at least 5 years.

Elections of the City Council are held through majority and proportional electoral systems. City Council consists of 50 members, of which 25 members are elected from single-mandate electoral districts in the area, and 25 - in a proportionate manner throughout the area.

Besides Tbilisi, local elections held in 59 municipalities and four self-governing city. Local representative bodies are elected by the proportional system - and the 10-member majoritarian electoral system, based on the corresponding area of each community and the city, which is included in the composition of this region - one member;

In Self-governing cities Batumi, Kutaisi and Rustavi, 10 members are elected by the majoritarian system and the 15-member proportional system, total (25), In Poti 5 members are elected by the majoritarian system and the 10-members through proportional system, total (15).

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