President of Abkhazia

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President of the Republic of Abkhazia
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Incumbent
Alexander Ankvab

since 29 May 2011
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Vladislav Ardzinba
Formation 26 November 1994
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politics and government of
Abkhazia
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The position of President of Abkhazia was created in 1994. Before the office of president was created the head of state position was known as the Chairman of Parliament between 1992 and the creation of the 1994 constitution. Before the position of Chairman of Parliament, the highest office in Abkhazia was the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet. The post would last from the declaration of sovereignty from the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic on August 25, 1990 until the outright declaration of independence on July 23, 1992.

Non-Presidential Heads of State[edit]

# Head of State Position Took office Left office Party
1 Valerian Kobakhiya Chairman of the Supreme Soviet August 25, 1990 December 24, 1990 Communist Party of Abkhazia
2 Vladislav Ardzinba Chairman of the Supreme Soviet December 24, 1990 July 23, 1992 Communist Party of Abkhazia
3 Vladislav Ardzinba Chairman of Parliament July 23, 1992 November 26, 1994 (None)

List of Presidents of Abkhazia[edit]

# President Took office Left office Party Vice President(s)
1 Vladislav Ardzinba November 26, 1994 February 12, 2005 (None) Valery Arshba
2 Sergei Bagapsh February 12, 2005 May 29, 2011
(died in office)
United Abkhazia Raul Khadjimba (2005–2009)
Alexander Ankvab (2009–2011)
3 Alexander Ankvab May 29, 2011
Acting May 29 – July 26,
August 28 – September 26, 2011
Incumbent Aitaira Mikhail Logua

See also[edit]

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 26 August 2011 Abkhazian presidential election results
Presidential candidate Vice Presidential candidate votes %
Alexander Ankvab Mikhail Logua 58,657 54.90
Sergei Shamba Shamil Adzynba 22,456 21.02
Raul Khajimba Svetlana Jergenia 21,177 19.82
Against all 2,023 1.89
Invalid 2,532 2.37
Total number of votes cast 106,845 100.00
Turnout 106,845 71.92
Abstention 41,711 28.08
Total number of registered voters 148,556 100.00
Source: Abkhazian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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