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Paragraph 50

Pursuant to Article 50 of the draft amendments, the President of Georgia shall be elected by the Election Board, without debates, through secret ballot for 5 years (paragraph 1). The Election Board shall consist of 300 voters, including all [150] members of the Parliament of Georgia and the supreme representative bodies of the autonomous republics of Abkhazia and Adjara. Other voters shall be nominated by respective political parties from the composition of the representative bodies of local self-governments in accordance with Organic Law, in compliance with the principle of proportional geographical representation and on the basis of quotas defined by the Central Election Commission of Georgia in accordance with the results of elections of local self-governments held under the proportional system. Composition of the Election Board shall be approved by the Central Election Commission of Georgia (para. 2).