Abkhazia: Parliament approves law on presidential poll
The law has been worked out by parliament deputies in compliance with the agreement “On Measures to Reach National Accord in Republic of Abkhazia”. The document was signed by former opponents – Sergei Bagapsh and Raul Khadzhimba – on December 6.
Under the agreement, Bagapsh and Khadzhimba will take part in new presidential elections in one team: Bagapsh will run for presidency and Khadzhimba for vice-presidency.
The new presidential elections should be held till January 13, 2005. However, the Central Election Commission has not specified the exact date of the elections.
Under the law on the elections, the nomination of presidential candidates will be held from December 14 to December 25.
The registration of presidential candidates and candidates,
who are nominated for vice-presidency, will begin when documents are presented.
It will end not later than December 29.