Georgian CEC releases statement on presidential elections in Abkhazia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 20 / corr Trend N.Kirtzkhalia
The Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC) issued a statement in connection with the presidential elections in self-proclaimed Abkhazian government on Dec. 12, 2009.
"Such actions by Abkhazian illegitimate organizations violate Georgia's sovereignty and legislation, and these elections cannot have any legal results," the statement said.
The so-called "parliament" and "president" of de-facto "government" are as illegal as the Abkhazian Central Election Committee which held the elections.
The Central Election Commission is the supreme election body in Georgia, which is authorized to control and manage all commissions throughout the country in accordance with Article 17.4 of the Georgian Electoral Code.
"Accordingly, there can be only one legitimate body of the election administration - Abkhazian Autonomous Republic's Supreme Electoral Commission, to be established and empowered by the Georgian Electoral Code," the CEC said
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