Demonstrators break into so-called presidential administration building in occupied Abkhazia

  • Supporters of former ‘opposition presidential candidate’ in Georgia’s Russian-occupied Abkhazia region are holding demonstrations. Photo: Sputnik. 

Agenda.ge, 9 Jan 2020 - 17:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

Demonstrators demanding the annulment of the results of the de facto presidential elections in Georgia’s Russian-occupied Abkhazia region and the resignation of the current, de facto President Raul Khajimba have broken into the so-called presidential administration building in Sokhumi earlier today. 

 The Russian media reports clashes between demonstrators and the so-called administration building’s guards, leaving several injured. 

The video has been released, depicting the tension. 

 Short before the rally, the Supreme Court of the occupied region started discussing a lawsuit of opposition ‘presidential candidate’ Alkhas Kvitsinia, who is demanding the annulment of the results of the so-called presidential elections in Abkhazia held in September 2019. 

 In the second round of the presidential election held on September 8, 2019 incumbent Raul Khajimba received 47.39  per cent of the vote, while Kvitsinia received 46.17 per cent. 

 Kvitsinia claims the results are invalid given that per the ‘constitution’, only a candidate that receives 50 per cent of votes + 1 can be considered the victor.   

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