Voting begins in Abkhazia's parliamentary elections
Parliamentary elections in Abkhazia
In Abkhazia on March 12, voting is held for elections to the parliament – the People’s Assembly of the Republic of Abkhazia.
Elections are held according to the majoritarian system.
There are 123 candidates for 35 seats in the main legislative body.
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Of these, 107 are men and 16 are women. 25 candidates, according to official figures, are temporarily out of work. Among the contenders for a deputy mandate to the People’s Assembly are 19 acting deputies.
Candidates for deputies who receive more than 50% of votes are considered elected.
According to preliminary estimates of experts, in more than half of the districts, a second round of voting will be required to determine the winner.
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