Bagapsh Says Abkhaz-Russian Relations A Priority
Bagapsh made the statement as Abkhazia's election commission said -- according to unofficial results -- that he won 90 percent of the vote in yesterday's repeat poll. Official results are expected to be announced tomorrow.
Bagapsh also won the most votes in the first election in October 2004 but the Russian-backed candidate who finished second, Raul Khadjimba, disputed the results and refused to concede defeat.
Russian officials brokered a power-sharing agreement allowing Khadjimba to run as vice president under Bagapsh.
Georgia's government has vowed to reassert its authority over Abkhazia, and has accused Russia of interfering in the region.