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Georgian President Sets October 8 Date For Parliamentary Elections

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili set October 8 as the date for parliamentary elections.

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has issued a decree setting an October 8 date for parliamentary elections, presidential spokesman Eka Mishveladze said on June 3.

The president also designated October 8 as the date for elections to the Supreme Council of the autonomous republic of Adjaria, she said.

The president's order, which carries out a pledge Margvelashvili made in April to schedule parliamentary elections, has been sent to Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.

"We expect the prime minister to countersign the decree," Mishveladze said.

According to Georgia’s constitution, elections should be held in October, but it’s up to the president to set an exact date no later than two months before the voting day.

Based on reporting by Interfax,, and