Abkhazia: Amendment to Election Code Passed
Georgian breakaway Abkhaz region will elect its new leader
in October presidential elections, which are internationally condemned as illegitimate.
In 1999 the Abkhaz de facto authorities submitted the law on presidential elections, under which a person, who did not speak in Abkhazian freely, was prohibited to run for presidency.
By then the Parliament did not adopt the law, which defined the term of residence of a presidential candidate on the territory of Abkhazia.
Source: Civil Georgia