2019 Abkhazian presidential election
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Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in the Republic of Abkhazia on 25 August 2019. The People's Assembly had originally set a date for 21 July. However the elections were postponed to on 25 August 2019, under pressure from supporters of the candidate Aslan Bzhania, poisoned in Russia. In May 2019, the opposition demanded rescheduling the election on account of poisoning of the favorite opposition candidate Aslan Bzhania, who remained in a Moscow hospital in serious condition.
Registration for candidates officially opened on 26 June 2019.
|Presidential candidate||Career||Party||Vice Presidential candidate|
|Aslan Bzhania||Member of Parliament|
|Almas Japua||Member of Parliament||Independent|
|Raul Khajimba||Incumbent President of Abkhazia||FNUA|
|Astamur Tarba||Former head of the State Security Service|
Bzhaniya’s refusal of the election
Opposition leader Bzhania withdrew from the July 15, 2019 elections of the President of Abkhazia due to illness.
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