President of Abkhazia


The position of President of Abkhazia was created in 1994.

President of the Republic of Abkhazia
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Raul Khajimba

since 25 September 2014
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderVladislav Ardzinba
Formation26 November 1994
DeputyVice President of Abkhazia

Before the office of president was created the head of state position was known as the Chairman of Parliament between 1992 and the creation of the 1994 constitution.[1]

Before the position of Chairman of Parliament, the highest office in Abkhazia was the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet.

The post would last from the declaration of sovereignty from the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic on 25 August 1990 until the outright declaration of independence on 23 July 1992.

List of Presidents of AbkhaziaEdit

Tenure Political Affiliation Vice President(s)
Took Office Left Office
Vladislav Ardzinba
26 November 1994 12 February 2005 Independent Valery Arshba
Sergei Bagapsh
12 February 2005 29 May 2011
(Died in Office)
United Abkhazia Raul Khadjimba (2005–2009)
Alexander Ankvab (2009–2011)
Alexander Ankvab
29 May 2011
Acting President
until 26 September 2011
1 June 2014
Aitaira Mikhail Logua (2011–2013)
Valeri Bganba
Acting President
1 June 2014 25 September 2014 Independent Vacant
Raul Khajimba
25 September 2014 Incumbent Forum for the National Unity of Abkhazia Vitali Gabnia


  1. "Депутаты парламента большинством голосов внесли изменение в текст присяги президента РА". Apsnypress. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.

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