Putin discusses Russia’s economy growth with ministersBusiness & Economy September 24, 2:38
Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
SUKHUM, September 26 (Itar-Tass) —— A ceremony of inaugurating a new president of Abkhazia has been held in Sukhum on Monday.
Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, deputies of the Abkhazian parliament and Chairman of the Supreme Court of Abkhazia Roman Mushba attended the inauguration ceremony.
The ceremony was modest with no foreign guests officially invited. The low tone of the inauguration ceremony of the new president was linked to the early death of former Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh followed by the early presidential election held on August 26.
Three candidates - Alexander Ankvab, Raul Khadzhimba and Sergei Shamba, contested the presidential post. Alexander Ankvab collected 54.9 percent of votes in his support, beating his main rivals -Raul Khadzhimba, who collected 19. 82 percent of the votes, and Sergei Shamba, who was supported by 21. 02 percent of the electorate.
Ankvab won the majority of votes both in the capital and in all other regions without exception, including polling stations opened in Moscow and Cherkessk.
The newly elected president took his oath, declaring he would strictly abide by the Constitution and would use all his knowledge and strength to ensure peace, calm and well-being in Abkhazia and that he would act as a guarantor of strict compliance with the constitution by the bodies of power and a guarantor of ensuring all rights and freedoms of Abkhazian citizens.
Vice-president of Abkhazia Mikhail Logua has been sworn into office on Monday as well.