The European Union does not recognise the ‘presidential elections’ in Georgia’s Russian occupied region of Abkhazia.
The European Union supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, as recognized by international law,” says the EU.
The EU says that it will continue its policy of non-recognition and engagement in this regard.
Georgia: EU doesn't recognise so called "elections" in breakaway region of #Abkhazia & firmly supports ???????? territorial integrity & sovereignty in line w/international law. The EU will continue to pursue its policy of non-recognition and engagement. https://t.co/X7BiOq8kQF— Peter Stano (@ExtSpoxEU) March 23, 2020
So-called repeat ‘presidential elections’ took place in Abkhazia on March 22, 2020, after a de facto court in the region announced the previous ‘elections’ as illegitimate.
Abkhazia’s former leader Raul Khajimba resigned soon after the de facto court ruling.
Three candidates were participating in the race for the de facto Abkhaz ‘presidency’ including Adgur Ardzinba, Aslan Bzhania and Leonid Dzapshba.
Aslan Bzhania won the ‘elections’ with more than 56 per cent of the votes.
The two Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) have been recognised as 'independent states' only by Russia, Venezuela, Nikaragua, Nauru and Syria since the Russia-Georgia 2008 war. The rest of the international community recognises both regions as integral parts of Georgia.