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Georgia’s Breakaway South Ossetia Heads for Presidential Run-Off; Abkhazia Chooses New Parliament

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Georgia’s breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia have held elections, but the European Union and the United States refused to recognize the polls. In South Ossetia, voters cast ballots Sunday to chose a new president after disputed November elections were annulled by a local court. However, none of the four candidates won the majority […]

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Breakaway Georgian Region Elects President

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia voted for a new president Friday, three years after Russia recognized the region, and another breakaway area, South Ossetia, as independent states. Three candidates are hoping to replace President Sergei Bagapsh, who died in May. They are acting President Alexander Ankvab, Prime Minister Sergei Shamba and Raul […]

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Abkhazia Holds Presidential Election

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia cast their ballots for a new president on Friday. The winner replaces President Sergei Bagapsh, who died in May. The election was held three years to the day Moscow recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states. Much of the West and Tbilisi maintain that both regions […]

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Abkhazia Holds Presidential Election Friday

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Georgian breakwaway region of Abkhazia will cast their ballots for a new president on Friday. The winner replaces President Sergei Bagapsh, who died in May. The candidates include acting president Alexander Ankvab, Prime Minister Sergei Shamba and Raul Khajimba of the opposition Forum of the National Unity of Abkhazia. If no candidate […]

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