|Head of the Presidential Administration of Abkhazia|
15 February 2005 – 1 March 2010
|Preceded by||Emma Avidzba|
|Succeeded by||Grigori Enik|
|1st Vice President of Abkhazia|
5 January 1995 – 12 February 2005
|Succeeded by||Raul Khajimba|
Valery Arshba (Abkhaz: Валерии Аршба, Georgian: ვალერი არშბა; born 4 October 1949 in Tkvarcheli) was the first Vice President of the Republic of Abkhazia. He was first elected to that office on 5 January 1995, under President Vladislav Ardzinba, and the pair was re-elected in the 1999 Presidential election where they ran unopposed. Arshba initially was a candidate in the October 2004 Abkhazian presidential election, but he withdrew just before the start of the campaign period due to pressure from his family. During the post-election crisis that followed, Arshba supported opposition candidate Sergei Bagapsh, and when the latter eventually became President following a power-sharing agreement with his rival Raul Khajimba and new elections in January 2005, Valery Arshba was made head of the presidential administration of Abkhazia on 15 February 2005.
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|Vice President of Abkhazia
5 January 1995–2005
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