August 26, elections were held in Abkhazia of the President of the Republic. The CEC announced preliminary results of Abkhazia. With turnout at 71.9%, for Aleksandr Ankvab voted 54.8% for Raul Khajimba - 19.8%, for Sergei Shamba - 21.04%.
Head of Adygeya Aslan Tkhakushinov sent a telegram in which sincerely congratulated Acting Abkhazian President Sergei Ankvaba with a convincing victory in the election of the President. The message said that the majority of voters supported Ankvab in the creation of a course on the acceleration of socio-economic development of Abkhazia, close cooperation with Russia. A matter which confirmed Sergei Ankvab’s high level of professionalism and genuine loyalty to his native land and that will be able to implement all the dreams and plans which will bring Abkhazia to a next level and ensure the stability, peace and prosperity of a beautiful country.
Aslan Tkhakushinov also wished all the residents of Abkhazia peace and prosperity, good health and success in all good endeavors.
International Circassian Association will support the selection of the Abkhaz people.
President of the International Association of Circassians Kanshobi Azhahov, commenting on the celebration of a three-year anniversary of Russia's recognition of sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, said that the fact that Russia's recognition of Abkhazia's independence was seen throughout the Circassian community with great joy and warmth. He added that to date the interaction between Russia and Abkhazia getting better: entered into a number of cooperation agreements, there are presidential elections. All of this suggests that at one time, the recognition of independence was the right step and literate.
With regard to presidential elections, which took place in Abkhazia on August 26, on the anniversary of Russia's recognition of the sovereignty of this country, Kanshobi Azhahov said that the International Circassian Association will work with what the Abkhaz people choose.