2020 Abkhazian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in the Republic of Abkhazia on 22 March 2020 following the decision of the Supreme Court to annul the results of the 2019 election on 10 January, and the subsequent resignation of President Raul Khajimba due to protests against his presidency.[2]

2020 Abkhazian presidential election

← 2019 22 March 2020
Turnout70.95%
  Aslan Bzhaniya.jpg Adgur Ardzinba.jpg
Candidate Aslan Bzhania Adgur Ardzinba
Party Independent FNUA[1]
Running mate Badr Gunba Arda Enverovich Ashub
Popular vote 53,741 33,686
Percentage 58.92% 36.93%

President before election

Valeri Bganba (interim)
Independent

Elected President

Aslan Bzhania
Independent

Aslan Bzhania was considered the frontrunner in the elections,[3][4][5] and was elected with around 59% of the vote.

CandidatesEdit

Presidential candidate Career Supporting Parties Vice Presidential candidate
Adgur Ardzinba Current Minister for Economy and Vice Prime Minister Apsny,[6] Aruaa,[7] Forum for the National Unity of Abkhazia, People's Party of Abkhazia[8] Arda Enverovich Ashub
Aslan Bzhania Former Head of the State Security Service of Abkhazia Amtsakhara,[9] United Abkhazia[10] Badr Gunba
Leonid Dzapshba Former Minister for Internal Affairs of Abkhazia Akzaara Viktor Shamilovich Khashba

Preliminary resultsEdit

Candidate Votes %
Aslan Bzhania 53,741 58.92
Adgur Ardzinba 33,686 36.93
Leonid Dzapshba 2,114 2.32
None of the above 1,666 1.83
Invalid/blank votes 3,092
Total 94,299 100
Registered voters/turnout 132,916 70.95
Source: Apsnypress

AftermathEdit

After the elections results were announced, Bzhania gave a press conference. He announced planned constitutional reforms and that Alexander Ankvab would be the next prime minister.[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://emerging-europe.com/news/key-takeaways-from-abkhazias-so-called-presidential-election/
  2. ^ "Abkhaz Leader Resigns Amid Ongoing Election-Fraud Protests In Breakaway Region". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Explainer: what happened in Abkhazia and what's next – between the president's dismissal & new elections". JAM News. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  4. ^ Joshua Kucera (13 January 2020). "Abkhazian leader resigns, new elections called". EurasiaNet. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  5. ^ David X. Noack (15 January 2020). "Krise und Rücktritt". junge Welt. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  6. ^ Три к одному: предвыборный расклад в Абхазии, sputnik-abkhazia.ru 12. February 2020.
  7. ^ https://www.ekhokavkaza.com/a/30442021.html
  8. ^ https://www.facebook.com/NPA.Abkhazia/posts/1665686116907302
  9. ^ http://www.amtsakhara.org/ru/events/1320/
  10. ^ http://rpp-ea.org/index.php/novosti/294-ocherednoe-zasedanie-politsoveta-rpp-ea
  11. ^ David X. Noack (26 March 2020). "Abchasien will Veränderung". junge Welt. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Премьер-министром Абхазии станет экс-президент Анкваб". RIA Novosti. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 26 March 2020.