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Abkhazia to elect new president on August 26

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Popov / Go to the mediabankAbkhazia will go to the polls to elect a new president on August 26
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Abkhazia will go to the polls to elect a new president on August 26, following the death of President Sergei Bagapsh on May 29.

Abkhazia will go to the polls to elect a new president on August 26, following the death of President Sergei Bagapsh on May 29.

The date was set by a resolution passed by the Parliament of Abkhazia on Wednesday.

Bagapsh, 62, who had led Abkhazia since 2005, died of cancer in Moscow following an operation on his lungs.

Abkazia, a de facto independent state, declared indepence from Georgia following a war in 1992-3. It was recognized by Russia in 2008 following a war between Russia and Georgia after Georgian forces entered South Ossetia, another breakway region of the country.

It is recognized only by Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Nauru, and Vanuatu.

 

SUKHUMI, June 8 (RIA Novosti)

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