1919 Georgian parliamentary election

Constituent Assembly elections were held in the Democratic Republic of Georgia between 14 and 16 February 1919.[1] The electoral system used was party-list proportional representation using the D'Hondt method in a single nationwide district.[2] The result was a victory for the Social Democratic Labour Party of Georgia, which won 81% of the vote, and 109 of the 130 seats. In by-elections held in spring, they lost four seats and the Armenian Party in Georgia–Dashnaktsitiuni and the Georgian National Party both won seats.[3]

Following the election, the Constituent Assembly approved and ratified the Act of Independence on 12 March.[4]

Results

Party Votes % Seats
Social Democratic Labour Party of Georgia 409,766 80.96 109
Georgian Socialist-Federalist Revolutionary Party 33,721 6.66 8
National Democratic Party 30,754 6.08 8
Socialist-Revolutionary Party of Georgia 21,453 4.24 5
Radical-Democratic Party of Georgia 3,107 0.61 0
Armenian Party in Georgia–Dashnaktsitiuni 2,353 0.46 0
Left Socialist-Federalist Party 1,616 0.32 0
Georgian National Party 1,532 0.30 0
Union of Non-Party Independents 795 0.16 0
Russian Social Democratic Labour Party 779 0.15 0
Group of Muslims from Borchalo District 77 0.02 0
National Council of Muslims 60 0.01 0
Party of Noble Aestheticians 53 0.01 0
Party of Rustaveli Group 51 0.01 0
Democratic Group of Georgian Hellenes 14 0.00 0
Total 506,131 100.00 130
Source: Nohlen et al.

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p382 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p374
  3. ^ Nohlen et al., p395
  4. ^ The Statesman's Year-Book, 60th edition, p1296

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