SUKHUM, July 10. /TASS/. Talks between Abkhazia’s authorities and opposition are possible, an opposition leader told TASS on Sunday.
"We are ready for talks. Otherwise, how can we maintain dialogue? We want them [the authorities] to speak with us, to offer options. We will look at them. We don’t want to deteriorate the situation," Garik Samanba, a secretary of the presidium of the Amtsakhara party’s political council, said.
"All have lost today - both the authorities and the opposition," he said.
According to earlier reports, the voter turnout as at 18:00 local time was less than one percent (0.99%).
The only question put for voting is: ‘Do you think early elections of the Abkhazian president necessary?’ On Saturday, the bloc of opposition forces that initiated the referendum called on people not to take part in the voting demanding it be postponed till autumn.