X
X

Abkhaz Leader Rejects Calls to Resign

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Less than 18 months after the forced ouster of Aleksandr Ankvab, de facto president of Georgia's breakaway Republic of Abkhazia, a new confrontation is brewing between his successor, longtime opposition leader Raul Khajimba, and the opposition party Amtsakhara (Keep the Home Fires Burning) that supported him.
 
At an extraordinary congress in Sukhumi on October 21, some 3,000 Amtsakhara members and supporters voted no confidence in Khajimba and demanded his immediate resignation in light of what speakers said was his failure to deliver on any of his campaign promises. They pledged to convene a mass gathering to determine what to do if Khajimba failed to step down within a few days.
 
Just hours later, however, Khajimba gathered several thousand backers and assured them he will remain in his post until his presidential term ends in 2019.
 

To read the full story

Copyright (c) 2015. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Abkhaz Leader Rejects Calls to Resign

1 / 1
X
> <