Alexander Ankvab, who has been pronounced Abkhazia's new president smiles during a news conference in Sukhumi, the capital of the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. The ... more 
Alexander Ankvab, who has been pronounced Abkhazia's new president smiles during a news conference in Sukhumi, the capital of the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. The vice president of the breakaway Georgian province of Alexander Ankvab was preliminarily declared the winner of the presidential election Saturday. The Election Commission's chairman Batal Tabagua told reporters that figures showed Alexander Ankvab taking 55 percent of Friday's vote. The presidential election is the first in Abkhazia sandwiched geographically between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains and caught politically between Russia and Georgia since Moscow recognized its independence in 2008. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mikhail Metzel
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 8:03 AM EDT