The second round of elections to local authorities in Georgia will take place on October 30, 2021
Representatives of the ruling Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia party will compete for the mayorship in 20 out of 64 municipalities, including the capital, where no candidate was able to gain more than 50% of the vote. In most cities, the rivals of the Georgian Dream candidates are representatives of the largest opposition party, United National Movement.
Participation in the second rounds of elections to local authorities of representatives of the United National Movement will be the first in the past few years. Prior to that, representatives of the opposition force passed into the second rounds, but boycotted them. The last such precedent took place in the parliamentary elections of 2020, when the candidates for majoritarian deputies from the National Movement, despite good results, refused to fight and actually conceded victory to candidates from the ruling Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia party.