The referendum in Abkhazia that took place on Sunday with a voter turnout of less than two percent has been officially recognized invalid, President Raul Khadzhimba said on Monday (July 11).
Voters were asked to answer the following question at the referendum: “Do you consider it necessary to hold snap presidential election in the Republic of Abkhazia?”
Abkhazia’s Central Election Commission said that voter turnout stood at 1.23%, or 1,628 people. A total of 750 people (46,07%) voted for snap presidential election, while 761 people (46.74%) vote against it. A total of 117 ballots were recognized invalid. Almost 133,000 people were included in voting lists.