Prime Minister of the is responsible for directing day-to-day government. Republic of Abkhazia
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.
History [ edit ]
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, 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 [1 ] Leonid Lakerbaia. Bagapsh and Ankvab won the election, and on 13 February 2010, Ankvab was succeeded by long-time [2 ] Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergei Shamba. [3 ]
After Alexander Ankvab defeated Sergei Shamba in the
2011 Presidential election, Leonid Lakerbaia became Prime Minister.
On 2 June 2014, Lakerbaia resigned as a result of the
2014 Abkhazian political crisis and Vice Premier Vladimir Delba was appointed acting Prime Minister. [4 ]
election to succeed Alexander Ankvab as President was won by opposition leader Raul Khajimba, who on 29 September 2014 appointed Beslan Butba as the new Prime Minister. [5 ]
List of Prime Ministers of Abkhazia [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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