Government of the Republic of Abkhazia

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This article is about the government of the partially recognised state. For the Georgian government in exile, see Government of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia.
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The Government of the Republic of Abkhazia governs the partially recognised Republic of Abkhazia.

Executive branch[edit]

The Republic of Abkhazia is headed by the President, a post held since 25 September 2014 by Raul Khajimba, who is supported by the Vice President (Vitali Gabnia, inaugurated together with Khajimba). They are served by a cabinet of ministers, headed by a Prime Minister, a post currently held by Artur Mikvabia.

Current cabinet[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Government of President Khajimba.
Office Incumbent Since
Prime Minister Artur Mikvabia 20 March 2015
First Vice Premier Shamil Adzynba 15 October 2014
Vice Premier Dmitri Serikov 8 April 2015
Chief of the Cabinet Staff Diana Pilia 26 May 2015
Minister for Internal Affairs Beslan Khagba 14 May 2015
Minister for Health Andzor Goov 28 October 2014
Minister for Foreign Affairs Viacheslav Chirikba 11 October 2011
Minister for Culture and the Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage Elvira Arsalia 15 October 2014
Minister for Defence Mirab Kishmaria 10 May 2007
Minister for Education and Science Adgur Kakoba 15 October 2014
Minister for Agriculture Timur Eshba 8 April 2015
Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Suren Kerselyan 15 October 2014
Minister for Finance Amra Kvarandzia 17 October 2014
Minister for Economy Adgur Ardzinba 8 April 2015
Minister for Justice Marina Pilia 17 October 2014
Minister for Emergency Situations Lev Kvitsinia 21 July 2014
Minister for Resorts and Tourism Avtandil Gartskia 13 March 2015
Minister for Taxes and Duties Rauf Tsimtsba 8 April 2015
Chairman of the State Committee for Repatriation Vadim Kharazia 11 April 2015
Chairman of the State Committee for Ecology and the Environment Saveli Chitanava 21 October 2014
Chairman of the State Committee for Standards, Consumer and Technical Supervision Erik Rshtuni 23 October 2014
Chairman of the State Customs Committee Daur Kobakhia 21 October 2014
Chairman of the State Committee for Management of State Property and Privatization Konstantin Katsia 3 April 2007
Chairman of the State Committee for Youth Policy Alias Avidzba 11 April 2015
Chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sports Bagrat Khutaba 11 April 2015

Legislative branch[edit]

The People's Assembly is the parliament of the Republic of Abkhazia.

Judicial branch[edit]

Military Court[edit]

The Military Procuracy and Military Court were founded in March 1993. On 11 July 1993, the Military Court was turned into the Military Tribunal, but it was changed back on 1 July 1998.[1]

Prosecutor General[edit]

The Prosecutor's Office was founded on 15 April 1994. The first Prosecutor General was Anri Jergenia. After Jergenia became Prime Minister in 2001, he was succeeded by Rauf Korua, who was in turn replaced by Zaur Bartsits following the election of Sergei Bagapsh as President in 2005. In February 2007, Saferbei Mikanba was appointed as Prosecutor General.[2]

Following the May 2014 Revolution, on 5 June the People's Assembly voted to dismiss Mikanba as Prosecutor General.[3] The following day, acting President Valeri Bganba appointed Deputy Prosecutor General Zurab Agumava as Acting Prosecutor General.[4] On 9 September, Bganba extended Agumava's temporary appointment until 7 October 2014.[5] That day, the People's Assembly elected Deputy Minister for Internal Affairs Aleksei Lomia to become the new Prosecutor General with 26 votes in favour, 3 against and 1 abstention.[6]

Arbitration Court[edit]

On 16 July 2014, Parliament elected Fatima Kvitsinia Chairman of the Arbitration Court of Abkhazia.[7]

Supreme Court[edit]

On 1 June 2015, Supreme Court Chairman Roman Mushba announced his resignation, co-inciding with the end of his current mandate.[8]

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