Parliament in Occupied Abkhazia Urges Raul Khajimba to Resign

De facto parliament in Georgia’s Russian-occupied Abkhazia region has adopted a resolution, urging de facto President Raul Khajimba to resign amid public protests. 

19 so-called MPs supported the resolution, four went against, while one refused to vote, Russian media outlets report. 

The situation remains tense in the region.

The so-called Security Council of occupied Abkhazia held an extraordinary session on the developments ongoing in Sokhumi yesterday after the opposition and their supporters blocked the so-called presidential administration building.

Russian media reports that a number of people were injured when protesters broke into the administration building.

The second round of "presidential elections" was held in Abkhazia on September 8 last year. According to the de-facto election commission, Raul Khajimba got 47.39% and 46.17% of the population voted for Alkhas Kvitsinia. The opposition does not recognize the results of the elections and calls for their annulment.

Representatives of the opposition and civil activists say they will not go anywhere until Khajimba resigns.

By Ana Dumbadze 

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10 January 2020 11:26