THE CENTRAL COMMISSION OF THE ABKHAZ ASSR on
holding the referendum of the USSR and the information of the District
Commission on election of the deputy of the USSR at the 669 Sukhumi
territorial electoral district
17 March of this year the referendum of the USSR
and election of the people’s deputy at the 669 Sukhumi territorial
electoral district was held.
checked the results, electoral commission informs the following:
due course of referendum of the USSR
there were established 239 commissions and polling stations. 318,317 citizens, authorized to vote, were
included in the electoral roll. 166,876
people got the ballot-papers, i.e. 52.4%.
166,544 people participated in voting, i.e. 52.3%. The question brought up to a vote: “Do you
consider necessary to reserve the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics as
renewed federation of equal sovereign republics, where the rights and freedoms
of all nationalities will be secured” got 164,231 “yes” votes, i.e. 98.6% of
participating voters, and 1566 “no”
votes, i.e. 0.95%. 747 ballots were declared invalid, i.e. 0.45% (ballots where
the voters stroke out both of words – “yes” and “no”, or neither one)
order to elect the People’s Deputy of the USSR from Sukhumi territorial
district #669, 198 polling stations have been set up. Ochamchire district
didn’t participate in the election, as it doesn’t belong to the district #
669. 257, 147 people were enrolled in
the list of electors. 126 086 electors
got the ballots and 125 793 voted (48.9%).
120 155 voted in favour of the candidate Arshba (95.5%), another candidate, Murman
Omanidze got 1 321 votes (i.e. 1.05%).
Abkhazia”, # # 50-51, 22 March 1991)