Abkhazia’s opposition runner-up has lost an appeal in court against the results of 8 September’s presidential vote, in which incumbent Raul Khadzhimba was re-elected. The opposition has vowed to continue to fight the result. [Read more…]
Incumbent president Raul Khadzhimba has narrowly seen off opposition challenger Alkhas Kvitsiniya in Abkhazia’s presidential run-off, preliminary results suggest.
The latest election had a record number of nine candidates, including the incumbent Raul Khadzhimba, who has held the office since 2014 and ran for the fifth time. Khadzhimba will likely face opposition candidate Alkhas Kvitsiniya in the run-off ‘within two weeks’.
A coalition of opposition forces in Abkhazia has announced that their presidential candidate, Aslan Bzhaniya, still intends to contest the election despite claims he may have been poisoned.