the leader of the opposition Bzhania was elected as the new head of Abkhazia on presidential elections
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the Central election Commission (CEC) of Abkhazia has recognized opposition leader Aslan Bzhaniya the winner of presidential elections held last weekend. This was stated by the head of the CEC Tamaz Gogia.
“Count elected President of the Republic of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania scored 53 741 votes, which is 56.5% of the total number of votes of voters who took part in the vote,” said Gogia at the briefing (quoted by the Agency “Apsny-a Press”).
Earlier victory Bzhaniya congratulated the acting President of Abkhazia, Prime Minister Valery Bganba. For the nearest rival Bzhaniya, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of economy of Abkhazia Adgur Ardzinba, voted 35,42% came to the polling stations voters. Ex-interior Minister Leonid dzyapshba has received a little more than 2%.
the Georgian foreign Ministry officially stated that they consider unlawful the re-election of the President in Abkhazia. According to published on the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, the elections in Abkhazia are contrary to international law. It stresses that the international community supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and does not recognize elections in Abkhazia. EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell also said that the European Union does not recognize the presidential elections, RIA “Novosti”.
Previous presidential elections were held in Abkhazia in September 2019, at their om round was won by the then head of the Republic, Raul Khajimba. January 9, protesters, demanding the resignation of the elected President , broke into the administration building. Khajimba gathered an emergency meeting of the security Council, after which did not rule out the imposition of emergency in the country. The Parliament of the Republic at the extraordinary session adopted an appeal to the President calling him to resign.
Supreme court of Abkhazia has cancelled the decision of the CEC of the country about the outcome of the presidential elections and decided to appoint re-elections. The judicial panel granted the appeal of opposition leader Alhasa of Kvitsinia the decision of the court of first instance recognized the legitimate results of the second round of presidential elections. Even Khajimba resigned on 12 January and said that he will not nominate his candidacy in the election.