Prime Minister of Abkhazia
|Prime Minister of the Republic of Abkhazia|
as President of Abkhazia
|Inaugural holder||Gennady Gagulia|
|Formation||26 November 1994|
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politics and government of
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.
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, 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. Bagapsh and Ankvab won the election, and on 13 February 2010, Ankvab was succeeded by long-time Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergei Shamba.
List of Prime Ministers of Abkhazia
|#||Name||Took Office||Left Office||Party|
|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)|
|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|
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