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Results of the elections in Abkhazia will be announced today2012-03-11 12:20
The results of the elections, held yesterday in Abkhazia, will be announced today at noon.gt-en-newsitem-inside
As reported by the RBC, the results of the elections in Abkhazia will be announced today at noon. The elections were held yesterday, the polling stations were closed at 8 p.m. local time. Currently, the counting of votes is being carried out.
According to the edition, the voting process was controlled by a number of senior observers from foreign countries, in particular, the MP of State Duma of Federal Assembly of Russian Federation Sergei Kalashnikov, members of the Federation Council Alexander Pochinok and Viktor Ozerov, Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister of Tuvalu Isaya Taape, member of the Public Chamber of Armenia Araik Sargsyan.
Recall, this was the first election in the republic. Polling stations (total 174) were opened at 8 a.m. local time.
148 candidates nominated by pro-government party "United Abkhazia," opposition party "People's Unity Forum of Abkhazia", as well as by the Communist Party and the Party of Economic Development of Abkhazia were competing for the 35 seats, VZGLIAD reported.
The largest number of candidates was nominated from the third Sukhum constituency where ten candidates competed for one parliamentary mandate. Of the 148 candidates into the new parliament there are eight women.
According to the local observers, at the election 2012, the supporters of defeated presidential candidates - Raul Khajimba and Sergei Shamba - will try to take revenge and create a strong opposition faction in the parliament.