FINAL PROTOCOL on Results of Referendum among the Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees from the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia

During its session on 28 November 1996, the Central Election Commission finalized the results of Referendum among the refugees and internally displaced persons from the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia, held on 23 November, 1996, and in accordance with paragraph 3 of article 27 of the law on “Referendum”, and stated:

a) Total number of voters 23945:

b) Total number of voters who participated in the Referendum ( number of signatures in voter list) 225352

c) Total number of those with valid voting papers 225013

d) number of voters who voted “yes”, 88

e) number of voters who voted “no” 224925

f) number of voting papers considered invalid, 188

Chairman of the Central Election Commission J. Lominadze

Deputy Chair of the Commission G. Zesashvili

Secretary of the Commission N. Skhirtladze

28 November 1996

(Newspaper “Sakartvelos Respublica”, # 240, 29 November, 1996)