Abkhazian parliamentary election, 2007

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Parliamentary elections were held in the unrecognized Republic of Abkhazia on 4 March 2007; a run-off round was held in seventeen constituencies on 18 March 2007.[1] 189 polling stations were organized[2] to elect 35 parliament members. 47.25% of about 130,000 registered voters participated in the first round of the elections.[3] Neither Georgia nor the EU recognised these elections citing a lack of participation by Georgian refugees.[4]

Candidates[edit]

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128 candidates were registered to run and included:

Sergei Bagapsh, the President of Abkhazia, stressed the necessity of having a multiethnic parliament, where all the minorities were represented. He also stated that the prevailing issue of the election campaign was achieving international recognition for the de facto independent state.[5]

Participating political parties[edit]

Backing President Bagapsh[edit]

Backing Vice President Raul Khadjimba (opposition)[edit]

No government affiliation[edit]

Results[edit]

28 of the 35 elected candidates were supporters of president Bagapsh, while the other 7 were opposition members.[1] 26 of the elected candidates were Abkhazians, three were Russians, three were Armenians, two were Georgians and one was a Turk.[2]


e • d Summary of the 4 March 2007 Abkhazian People's Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Pro-president Aitaira (Revival)   28
Amtsakhara (Signal Lights)  
United Abkhazia  
Others Forum of Abkhaz People’s Unity   7
Communist Party of Abkhazia  
Russian Citizens Union  
Total (turnout  %)   35

In total, 136 candidates were nominated, among which 26 incumbent Parliament members. The Communist Party was the only Party to formally nominate candidates, all other candidates were nominated by initiative groups. The Central Election Commission approved the registration of 130 candidates. Of these, 22 withdrew before election day.[6]

The following table presents an overview of all 130 formally registered candidates:[7][8][6]

Candidates in the 2007 People's Assembly elections
by constituency (vertical) and registration (horizontal)
(in brackets) = withdrawn, slanted = incumbent, underlined = run-off, bold = winner, red background = nominated by the Communist Party, green border = endorsed by United Abkhazia, Amtsakhara and Aitaira
# 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
1 (Gennadi Ardzinba) Daur Achugba Daur Nachkebia Vladimir Kharania (Abesalom Kvarchia) Aida Ashuba Talix Kvatysh
2 Vitali Gabnia Zaur Dopua Suren Kerselyan Temur Tabagua Soner Gogua (Terenti Chania)
3 Rita Lolua (Garri Konjaria) Emma Gamsonia Iakub Lakoba
4 (Alkhas Manargia) Batal Arshba Batal Kobakhia Esmiralda Arshba Viktor Khilchevski Vitali Aslandzia
5 Lev Shamba Akhra Bzhania Eleonora Kogonia Frida Lazba
6 Givi Gabnia Irina Agrba (Leila Dzyba) Konstantin Pilia (Vadim Cherkezia)
7 Vladimir Arshba Pavel Leshchuk Nodari Nachkebia
8 Almasbei Kchach Roman Benia Dona Malia Fedor-Tengiz Gabunia Davlet Pilia
9 Badra Aiba Batal Khagush Valeri Bganba Roman Ketia Gocha Jalagonia
10 Rauf Tsimtsba (Shota Bagatelia) Amra Agrba Vadim Smyr
11 Valeri Kondakov (Aleksei Romanenko) (Vitali Azhiba) (Arkadi Sarkisyan)
12 Galust Trapizonyan Valeri Mayromyan (Lyudmila Gumba)
13 Fedor Sakania Garik Samanba (Georgi Agrba) (Beslan Dbar) Marina Bartsits (Timur Zantaria)
14 Dmitri Ardzinba Guram Gumba Vianor Tania (Kesou Khagba) Juma Gabunia
15 Remzik Chirikbaia Konstantin Ozgan Mikhail Sangulia
16 Vladimir Nachach-Ogly Garigin Taxmazyan Vitali Darmava Nodar Shakryl
17 Viacheslav Tsugba Anatoli Otyrba Valeri Khagba Valeri Avidzba
18 Aslan Bartsits Vitali Smyr Anri Jergenia
19 Lev Avidzba (Emma Khvartskia) Svetlana Jergenia Viktor Tvanba
20 Albert Ovsepyan (Ervant Minasyan) Larisa Adleiba Vartan Kushchyan Farad Mikaelyan
21 Valeri Kvarchia Erkan Kutarba
22 (Robert Yaylyan) Albert Kapikyan Sergei Matosyan Ruslan Khojava
23 Aleksei Vashchenko Viktor Vasilev Gennadi Nikitchenko
24 Aleksei Lataria Adgur Kharazia
25 Yuri Zuchba (Slavik Kuchuberia) Emma Khojava Arkadi Jinjia (Lena Gunia)
26 Beslan Butba Zaur Adleiba
27 Appolon Gurgulia Nugzar Ashuba
28 Temur Paatov-ipa Kvitsinia Temur Konstantin-ipa Kvitsinia
29 Beslan Jopua
30 Daur Arshba Ilia Gamisonia
31 Aleksandr Chengelia Jambulat Arshba (Patiko Alan)
32 Omari Kvarchia Ivan Zarandia
33 Akhra Kvekveskiri Yuri Kereselidze Teimuraz Jishkariani
34 Viacheslav Vardania Nodik Kvitsinia Tsiza Gumba
35 Tamaz Shonia Bezhan Ubiria Beslan Kantaria Ramin Chekheria

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