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Wikipedia: Abkhazia's Presidential election

As more and more becomes known about Abkhazia's upcoming Presidential election, I (and others) will gather the information in the corresponding Wikipedia article.

Similar articles exist for the February 2011 local elections and the 2009, 2005 and 2004 Presidential elections.

As of now, as expected Raul Khajimba and Alexander Ankvab have been nominated by initiative groups, while Sergei Shamba has said that he is waiting for the 40 day mourning period after Sergei Bagapsh's death to pass. Khajimba has also received the backing of his opposition party, the Forum for the National Unity of Abkhazia, and he his to run with Svetlana Jergenia as his running mate, who is the widow of first President Vladislav Ardzinba. He is evidently hoping to thus profit from Ardzinba's status as a national hero, but it should be noted that Jergenia narrowly failed to win a seat in Parliament in the 2007 election (admittedly before Ardzinba passed away).

Category: Abkhazia, Elections, Wikipedia

Tagged: Ankvab, ardzinba, jergenia, Khajimba, president, Shamba