The President of Georgia shall be elected on the basis of the universal, equal and direct electoral suffrage, by secret ballot, for a term of six years.
Regular elections of the President of Georgia shall be held in October, any Sunday, of the calendar year during which the presidential term of authority expires. The President of Georgia shall call the date of the elections, upon contrasignature of the Prime-Minister of Georgia, no later than 60 days before the elections.
Any citizen of Georgia, with the right to vote, who has attained the age of 35, lived in Georgia for at least five years, and who has lived in Georgia for the last three years before the day when the election is scheduled may be elected as President of Georgia. The same person may be elected as the President of Georgia for only two consecutive terms. The candidate for the Presidency of Georgia who receives more than half of the votes during elections, shall be deemed elected.