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USA do not recognize elections in Abkhazia2012-03-13 17:14
According to the Deputy U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner, the U.S. does not consider the elections in Abkhazia legitimate.gt-en-newsitem-inside
As reported by the RIA Novosti, the Deputy U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner stated at a press-briefing that the U.S. does not consider the elections in Abkhazia legitimate.
"I want to briefly express our concern about the so-called parliamentary elections in the Georgian region of Abkhazia, held on March 10. The U.S. does not recognize its legitimacy", the edition led Toner's words.
According to RIA Novosti, Deputy U.S. State Department spokesman stated that he would like to express the U.S. support of the unity and territorial independence of Georgia.
Recall, parliamentary elections of single-member constituencies on the basis of secret ballot in Abkhazia were held on March 10. According to preliminary data of the Central Executive Committee of the republic, the winners in 13 constituencies out of 35 were determined. The second round of elections to the National Assembly in the remaining 22 constituencies, seven of which are in Sukhum, will be held on March 24. 46 international observers from nine countries attended the elections.