Int’l community does not recognise 'presidential elections' in occupied Abkhazia

  • Earlier today, the Georgian Foreign Ministry condemned the Abkhaz “presidential elections” as “illegal”. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 22 Mar 2020 - 21:27, Tbilisi,Georgia

The international community does not recognise the so-called “parliamentary elections” in the Russia-occupied Georgian region of Abkhazia. 

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius reiterated his country’s support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia within its international recognised borders.

The Secretariat of the Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM), which unites Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, has also condemned de facto elections. 

Occupied Abkhazia held repeat elections today as its court announced the previous “presidential elections” of September 8, 2019 illegitimate.

Its former leader Raul Khajimba resigned soon after the court ruling, while the three candidates running for de facto Abkhaz “presidency” include Adgur Ardzinba, Aslan Bzhania and Leonid Dzapshba.

Earlier today, the Georgian Foreign Ministry condemned the Abkhaz “presidential elections” as “illegal”.

It also called on the international community “to give a due assessment and take effective measures” against the illegal processes taking place in the occupied regions.

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