Batal Tabagua

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Batal Tabagua
Баҭал Табаҕәуа
Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Abkhazia
Assumed office
December 14, 2004
Preceded by Sergei Smyr
Minister for Justice of Abkhazia
In office
September 1995 – December 14, 2004
President Vladislav Ardzinba
Head of the Administration of Ochamchira district
In office
October 1993 – September 1995
Personal details
Born (1962-10-29) October 29, 1962 (age 55)
Kutol, Ochamchira district, Abkhazian ASSR, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union

Batal Tabagua (Abkhazian: Баҭал Табаҕәуа, Georgian: ბატალ ტაბაღუა) is the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Abkhazia. He was appointed to the Central Election Commission December 11, 2004 by outgoing president Vladislav Ardzinba and elected Chairman December 14 after his predecessor, Sergei Smyr, had resigned during the crisis that ensued after the October 3 Presidential election. Previously, Tabagua had been Minister for Justice and head of the Ochamchira district administration.


  • "Председателем ЦИК Абхазии избран экс-министр юстиции Батал Табагуа". Caucasus Knot. 14 December 2004. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  • "p158_200.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-08-22.
Political offices
Preceded by
Sergei Smyr
Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Abkhazia
2004 –present
Succeeded by