Prime Minister of Abkhazia

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Abkhazia
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Incumbent
Leonid Lakerbaia

since 27 September 2011
Appointer Alexander Ankvab,
as President of Abkhazia
Inaugural holder Gennady Gagulia
Formation 26 November 1994
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Abkhazia
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The Prime Minister of the Republic of Abkhazia is responsible for directing day-to-day government.[citation needed]

Background[edit]

While the Presidency was filled by one man - Vladislav Ardzinba - from 1994 to 2005, the position of Prime Minister changed hands a number of times during that time. It was created with the November 1994 adoption of the Constitution of Abkhazia, although Gennady Gagulia became the first Prime Minister only in January 1995.[citation needed]

History[edit]

After Sergei Bagapsh succeeded Ardzinba to the Presidency in February 2005, he appointed Alexander Ankvab as Prime Minister. Ankvab was Bagapsh's Vice Presidential candidate in the 12 December 2009 presidential election,[1] and as required by law, he was officially suspended from his post on 11 November and his duties were carried out by First Vice Premier Leonid Lakerbaia.[2] Bagapsh and Ankvab won the election, and on 13 February 2010, Ankvab was succeeded by long-time Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergei Shamba.[3]

List of Prime Ministers of Abkhazia[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Gennady Gagulia
(1st time)
January 1995 29 April 1997 (None)
2 Sergei Bagapsh 29 April 1997 December 1999 (None)
3 Vyacheslav Tsugba 30 December 1999 30 May 2001 (None)
4 Anri Mikhail-ipa Jergenia 7 June 2001 29 November 2002 (None)
(1) Gennady Gagulia
(2nd time)
29 November 2002 8 April 2003 (None)
5 Raul Khadjimba 22 April 2003 6 October 2004 (None)
6 Nodar Khashba 6 October 2004 14 February 2005 United Abkhazia
7 Alexander Ankvab 14 February 2005 13 February 2010 Aitaira
8 Sergei Shamba 13 February 2010 27 September 2011 Social-Democratic Party of Abkhazia
9 Leonid Lakerbaia 27 September 2011 Incumbent Aitaira


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuchuberia, Anzhela (2009-10-27). "Багапш будет баллотироваться в президенты Абхазии в паре с Анквабом" (in Russian). Caucasian Knot. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Выпуск №545-546-547-548" (in Russian). Apsnypress. 2009-11-12. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Выпуск №69-70" (in Russian). Apsnypress. 13 February 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2010.