SUKHUMI, March 6 (Itar-Tass) —— International observers will watch the Abkhazian parliamentary election, the Abkhazian Foreign Ministry told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
The ministry said that Nicaragua, Venezuela and Tuvalu, which recognized Abkhazia as an independent state, would send their election observers.
In addition, the election will be monitored by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) – an international non-governmental organization protecting interests of indigenous peoples who have no states of their own and/or live on occupied or disputed lands.
The Abkhazian Foreign Ministry also invited observers from the Russian parliament, the Russian Central Elections Commission, the Russian Public Chamber, the CIS Parliamentary Assembly, the Russia-Belarus Union State and human rights defenders. Observers have been invited from South Ossetia, Transdniestria and Karabakh.
The election will take place on March 10. There are 150 candidates to 35 parliament seats.