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President of the partially recognized Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba called the actions of the opposition attempt to seize power in the country. About it reports TASS.
“The opposition’s actions exacerbate the political situation. The facts observed by us in the last days, evidence of attempts to seize power, despite the fact that opposition leaders are trying to explain how good their democratic aspirations,” he said.
Khajimba reiterated the importance of peaceful elections in the country and urged the population not to succumb to provocations, showing restraint and vigilance.
Earlier on may 21, it was reported that the residents of Abkhazia have declared an indefinite protest from-for refusal of the authorities to postpone the presidential elections in the fall. They need to move the date because the main candidate for presidency from the opposition Aslan Bzhania was hospitalized in Moscow in serious condition. His family and colleagues believe that the Bzhaniya have been poisoned.
The Prosecutor General’s office of Abkhazia has urged citizens to respect the law and said that any incitement to overthrow state power and conducting illegal actions will entail responsibility.
Bzhania was already running for President in 2014, from the opposition, but lost to the current head of the Republic Hajime. Next elections should be held on 21 July 2019.
Abkhazia is a partially recognized Republic. Its independence, proclaimed local authorities in 1990-ies, recognized by five States members of the United Nations — Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Nauru and the Syrian Arab Republic. Tbilisi authorities continue to consider Abkhazia part of Georgian territory, the same opinion at the United Nations, United States and the European Commission.
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