Kremlin-backed leader Aslan Bzhania set November 1 as the date for holding local elections in Abkhazia. Bzhania signed the relevant order on August 31.
The self-government bodies in the occupied region are elected for a four-year term.
Noteworthy, around 30,000 ethnic Georgians in Gali district, stripped off ‘Abkhaz citizenship’ in 2014 and in 2017, are deprived of possibilities to participate in non-recognized presidential, parliamentary, and local elections in Sokhumi.
During the 2019 “presidential elections” in Abkhazia, the local election administration had registered only about 900 voters – having Abkhaz passports – from Gali.