On Sunday, March 12, parliamentary elections were held in the Republic of Abkhazia. The delegation of the DPR People’s Council, which included our deputies Elena Melnick, Vladimir Bidyovka and Ekaterina Martyanova, attended the event as international observers.
The deputy Elena Melnick told the press service of the DPR People’s Council about details and nuances in holding the elections of deputies to the People’s Assembly, the Parliament of the Republic of Abkhazia.
ʺFirst of all, I would like to note the high level of organization of the parliamentary elections itself. It is not the first decade that Abkhazia has been on its own democratic path. Of course, there are some difficulties in state-building, but we all know that the people of Abkhazia have faced and successfully tackled more serious problems.
The elections were successfully held in all 152 districts. It is noteworthy that one method of avoiding the possibility of revoting is a small colour mark on a thumb. It is placed by polling officials.
Our delegation was very warmly welcomed and our counterpart from the People’s Assembly of the Republic of Abkhazia can count on reciprocity,ʺ the parliamentarian said.
According to the deputy, Vladimir Bidyovka, the inhabitants of Abkhazia express their support for the people of Donbass in the struggle for their independence.
ʺThe purpose of our working visit to the Republic of Abkhazia was to take part in the observation mission for the election of deputies to the People’s Assembly. 39 observers from various countries took part in this mission.
The group of observers from the Donetsk People’s Republic, together with counterpart from the Lugansk People’s Republic, familiarize themselves with the work of a number of polling stations, both urban (in Sukhumi) and district (in the Gudauta district) ones on polling day.
I would like to emphasize the high political culture of the Abkhazian people and the maturity of the elected legislation. Thanks to a sufficiently clear defined voting mechanism, we observed a quite calm situation in all the polling stations. They were adequately equipped and observers were present and undertook a simultaneous ballot counting. And all of this took place without conflict. In general, there were no violations in the Republic that could affect the results of the elections.
I wish to emphasize that wherever we were, all the inhabitants of Abkhazia, from an ordinary citizen to the President of the Republic Raul Khajimba, talked about solidarity with our republics and the desire to develop political, cultural and economic relations between our fraternal peoples,ʺ Vladimir Bidyovka said.