About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 14:36 - 24 Apr.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Race for Most of Abkhaz MP Seats Goes into Runoff
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 13 Mar.'17 / 13:36

More than half of the seats in breakaway Abkhazia’s 35-member National Assembly will go into a second round of voting in two weeks as only 12 candidates managed to gain an outright victory in the March 12 election held under the majoritarian system, local media sources reported on Monday.

Runoff races will be held in those 22 single-mandate constituencies where none of the candidates managed to garner over 50% of votes.

Repeat elections will be held in one district in two months.

Among those 12 candidates, who have won the race with over 50% of votes in their respective single-mandate constituencies, is the former Abkhaz leader Aleksandr Ankvab, who stepped down from his post in 2014 after mass unrests in Sokhumi, the region’s capital.

Elections in Abkhazia are denounced as illegitimate by Tbilisi and the international community, except of Russia and few other countries, which have recognized Abkhazia.

Total of 137 candidates were running for seats in the National Assembly, including eight women and 28 incumbent lawmakers. Only 24 of them were nominated by political parties and others were nominated by initiative groups.

Latest News
24 Apr.'17 14:36
Georgia, Iran Mull Railway Connection
PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili paid a two-day official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran on April 22-23.
23 Apr.'17 19:56
Hungary’s Viktor Orban visits Georgia
Hungarian Prime Minister aims to boost economic ties between two countries.
23 Apr.'17 18:02
South Ossetia’s New Leader Inaugurated
Anatoly Bibilov, former head of the local legislature, was inaugurated at a football stadium in Tskhinvali.
23 Apr.'17 16:45
Georgian, Ukrainian Foreign Ministers Speak of ‘Common’ EU Integration Agenda
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin traveled to Tbilisi on his first official visit to Georgia.
22 Apr.'17 19:44
Trade Unions, Socialist Groups Call for Lifting Tax Increase Restrictions
25 organizations issued a letter addressed to the Constitutional Reform Commission.
22 Apr.'17 14:48
Georgia in CoE Annual Report on Democracy
The Council of Europe Secretary General’s fourth annual report was released on April 20.
22 Apr.'17 12:13
NGOs Criticize Constitution Draft, Propose Further Debate
NGOs propose final debate, criticizing the draft constitution amendments.
22 Apr.'17 00:26
Opposition Parties Reject Constitution Changes, Boycott Commission
The final meeting of the Constitutional Reform Commission is to be held on April 22.
21 Apr.'17 14:10
CoE Issues Report on Conflict in Georgia
The Ministers’ Deputies of the Council of Europe member states held a debate on this topic on April 19.
21 Apr.'17 01:49
President Slams Draft Constitution Amendments
Margvelashvili views the ongoing reform process as an attempt to curtail the presidency.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
45