Aslan Bzhania took office as president of the self-proclaimed republic of Abkhazia. The ceremony was held in the conference hall of the presidential administration building in Sukhumi.
As previously reported, due to the coronavirus pandemic, foreign guests were not invited to the inauguration. Russia at the ceremony was represented by Ambassador to Sukhumi Alexey Dvinyanin.
Opposition candidate Aslan Bzhania won 56.5% of the vote in the presidential elections of the self-proclaimed republic of Abkhazia.