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Abkhazian presidential election 2009

Election monitoring in Abkhazia

On 12 of December, 2009 in 8 am was starting the presidential elections of Abkhazia – the first in the country after the international recognition have begun. 174 election committees have been opened, the right to voting had 127 thousand citizens of Abkhazia. It has not been registered any gross infringement of the law on elections. The situation in Suhum remained quiet throughout all day of voting.
For a post of the president of republic Abkhazia five, including the present president of republic Sergey Bagapsh competed. Among its competitors the former vice-president and prime minister Raul Hadzhimba, the director of Abkhazian Sea Shipping company Zaur Ardzinba, the doctor of philosophy Vitaly Bganba, and also the known businessman Beslan Butba, the owner of the Abaza TV. Read more about Election monitoring in Abkhazia