Abkhazian local elections, 1998

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On 14 March 2008, Abkhazia held local elections for the 1st convocations of its local assemblies in Sukhumi and all districts but Gali.

Background[edit]

On 11 December 1997, Parliament adopted the law on local bodies of self-government.[sarke 1] President Ardzinba then issues a decree setting local elections for 14 March 1998.[sarke 2] For the purpose of the elections, 148 precincts were created: 16 in the city of Sukhumi. 13 in the Sukhumi District, 33 in Ochamchira District, 29 in Gudauta District, 25 in Gagra District, 17 in Tquarchal District and 17 in Gulripshi District.[sarke 3] The government stated that it was unable to hold elections in Gali District.[sarke 4]

In April, after the elections, President Ardzinba appointed Heads of the District Administrations.[sarke 5]

References[edit]

Sarke[edit]

  1. ^ "Daily News December 15, 1997". Sarke. 15 December 1997. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Daily News December 17, 1997". Sarke. 17 December 1997. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Daily News March 13, 1998". Sarke. 13 March 1998. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Daily News March 16, 1998". Sarke. 16 March 1998. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Daily News April 13, 1998". Sarke. 13 April 1998. Retrieved 6 January 2012.