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    Acting Abkhazian president Alexander Ankvab has won the presidential elections receiving 54.86% of votes, Batal Tabagua, the head of Abkhazia's Central Election Committee, said on Saturday.

    Acting Abkhazian president Alexander Ankvab has won the presidential elections receiving 54.86% of votes, Batal Tabagua, the head of Abkhazia's Central Election Committee, said on Saturday.

    "Alexander Zolotinskovich (Ankvab) was elected president, he received 54.86% of votes," Tabagua said.

    Therefore, there will be no second round of voting, as the candidate has to get 50% plus one vote to win the elections.

    According to Tabagua, Prime Minister Sergei Shamba got the second place with 21.04% of votes, while opposition leader Raul Khadzhimba became third with 19.83% of votes.

    Voter turnout amounted to 71.92%.

    "According to the law enforcement agencies, no public order disturbances, which might have influenced the results of the elections, were registered," Tabagua added.

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