December 18, 2006
Below is an article published by the Abkhazian Government :
Abkhazia's local government administration elections will be held on 11 February 2007, with parliamentary elections scheduled for 4 March 2007.
On Thursday, the National Assembly — Abkhazia's Parliament — agreed on the personal composition of the Central Election Committee. Under the Republic's legislation, the Parliament appoints 8 of the Central Election Committee's 15 members.
The National Assembly was supposed to appoint the candidates to the Central Election Committee on 13 December, however the MPs of the Opposition asked for extra time to discuss the candidates.
Eventually, members of the Central Election Committee as advised by the Parliament were appointed: member of the Sukhum City Council Khukhut Bganba, former Minister of Education Tali Dzhopua, "The Aitaira" movement activist Roman Geriya, President of the
Under the legislation, the rest of the Central Election Committee members are to be nominated and approved by the President of the