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SUKHUM, July 11. /TASS/. The referendum in Abkhazia that took place on Sunday with a voter turnout of less than two percent has been officially recognized invalid, President Raul Khadzhimba said on Monday.
Voters were asked to answer the following question at the referendum: "Do you consider it necessary to hold snap presidential election in the Republic of Abkhazia?"
Abkhazia’s Central Election Commission said that voter turnout stood at 1.23%, or 1,628 people. A total of 750 people (46,07%) voted for snap presidential election, while 761 people (46.74%) vote against it. A total of 117 ballots were recognized invalid. Almost 133,000 people were included in voting lists.