President of Abkhazia

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President of the Republic of Abkhazia
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Incumbent
Raul Khadjimba

since 25 September 2014
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Vladislav Ardzinba
Formation 26 November 1994
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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 25 August 1990 until the outright declaration of independence on 23 July 1992.

Oath of office[edit]

On 18 August 2014, the People's Assembly of Abkhazia adopted a bill authored by Said Kharazia adding to the oath the invocation[1]

Иа Анцәа Ду, суҳәоит Сыԥсадгьыли сыуаажәлари рымаҵ аураҿы амчи алшареи суҭарц!
Almighty God, give me strength to serve country and people!

Non-Presidential Heads of State[edit]

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

List of Presidents of Abkhazia[edit]

# President Took office Left office Party Vice President(s)
1 Vladislav Ardzinba 26 November 1994 12 February 2005 (None) Valery Arshba
2 Sergei Bagapsh 12 February 2005 29 May 2011
(died in office)
United Abkhazia Raul Khadjimba (2005–2009)
Alexander Ankvab (2009–2011)
3 Alexander Ankvab 29 May 2011
Acting: 29 May 2011 – 26 September 2011
1 June 2014
(resigned)
Aitaira Mikhail Logua (2011–2013)
Valeri Bganba
(acting)
1 June 2014 25 September 2014 (None) Vacant
4 Raul Khadjimba 25 September 2014 Incumbent Forum for the National Unity of Abkhazia Vitaly Gabnia

See also[edit]

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 24 August 2014 Abkhazian presidential election results
Presidential candidate Vice Presidential candidate votes %
Raul Khajimba Vitali Gabnia 50,586 50.60
Aslan Bzhania Astan Agrba 35,869 35.88
Mirab Kishmaria Said Lolua 6,390 6.39
Leonid Dzapshba Boris Abitov 3,397 3.40
Against all 1,870 1.87
Invalid 1,854 1.85
Total number of votes cast 99,966 100.00
Turnout 99,966 75.24
Abstention 32,895 24.76
Total number of registered voters 132,861 100.00
Source: Apsnypress

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