Mar 26, 2012

Abkhazia: Second Round Of Parliamentary Elections Held

On 24 March 2012, the Republic of Abkhazia held the second round of parliamentary elections to fill in the remaining seats.

Below is an article published by Democracy & Freedom Watch:

20 constituencies are selecting a candidate in a first past the post system. In the first round, March 10, 13 candidates were chosen, out of a total of 35.

In one district, less than 25% of voters took part; less than the lower limit to declare the results valid. In that district, a repeat election will be held May 6. In another district, the results are disputed, and it will therefore not be participating in today’s run-off either.

This is the first parliamentary election in Abkhazia since the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.