Adgur Kharazia

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Adgur Rafet-ipa Kharazia
Адгəыр Рафеҭ-иҧа Харазиа
ადგურ ხარაზია
acting Mayor of Sukhumi
In office
November 5, 2004 – February 16, 2005
Preceded by Leonid Lolua
Succeeded by Astamur Adleiba

Adgur Rafet-ipa Kharazia (Abkhaz: Адгəыр Рафеҭ-иҧа Харазиа, Georgian: ადგურ ხარაზია) is a deputy of the People's Assembly of Abkhazia.

Mayor of Sukhumi[edit]

Adgur Kharazia was head of the Gulripsh district assembly before he was appointed acting mayor of Sukhumi by president Vladislav Ardzinba on 5 November 2004, in the heated aftermath of the 2004 presidential election, succeeding Leonid Lolua. During his first speech he called upon the two leading candidates, Sergei Bagapsh and Raul Khadjimba, to both withdraw.[1]

On February 16 of 2005, newly elected President Bagapsh replaced Kharazia with Astamur Adleiba as mayor of Sukhumi.

Member of the People's Assembly of Abkhazia[edit]

In the 2007 parliamentary elections Adgur Kharazia successfully stood as candidate in the Dranda precinct No. 24, winning a majority in the first round. He forms part of the opposition.[2] During the assembly's first meeting after the election Kharazia was nominated for the position of speaker by fellow MP Rita Lolua but lost to Nugzar Ashuba.[3] On the 27th of July 2007, Kharazia took part in a round table on free speech organised by journalists that called upon the government to end what it called the pursuit of independent and opposition media.[4]


  1. ^ "MAYOR SUGGESTS ABKHAZ PRESIDENTIAL RIVALS SHOULD WITHDRAW". RFE/RL. November 10, 2004. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  2. ^ "В Абхазии возросло влияние турецкого лобби". Новый Регион. April 1, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Нугзар Ашуба вновь избран спикером парламента.". Апсныпресс. April 3, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Abkhazian Journalists Call Upon De Facto Government to Stop Pursuing Media". August 10, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
Preceded by
Leonid Lolua
acting Mayor of Sukhumi
Succeeded by
Astamur Adleiba