The EU does not recognize the elections in Abkhazia
As the head of the EU diplomacy Catherine Ashton stated in an interview, the European Union does not recognize the "constitutional and legal framework" of the presidential elections in Abkhazia. This was reported by "Georgia-News" referring to RIA Novosti.
"The European Union reiterates its support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, recognized by international law. The European Union wants to underline in this context the importance of the Geneva international discussions on safeguarding security and stability in the region" - Ashton said in a statement.
August 26, Ankvab won the presidential elections in Abkhazia. He scored 54.9 percent of the vote.
The hold of early elections for the head of Abkhazia is connected with the death of the country's former leader Sergei Bagapsh on May 29. As the claimed vice-president Alexander Ankvab, prime minister Sergei Shamba and leader of the opposition party "Forum of National Unity of Abkhazia" Raul Khajimba had claims to the post of new president.
According to the Abkhaz authorities, 72 percent of population took part in this election.