ISSN 2330-717X

New Abkhazia PM Appointed

By

(Civil.Ge) — A day after inauguration, new Abkhaz leader Alexander Ankvab appointed on September 27 Leonid Lakerbaia as prime minister of the breakaway region, replacing Sergey Shamba who was a runner up in the last month’s snap presidential election, Abkhaz news agency, Apsnipress, reported.

Lakerbaia is a veteran of the Abkhaz politics, who held various positions in the breakaway region’s government since early 1990s; he was the first deputy PM in 1992-1995 and again held this post since 2005 and in between briefly served as the region’s foreign minister in mid-90s and was a lawmaker twice – in 1990s and in 2000-2002.

Shamba, also a veteran of the Abkhaz politics, announced after the August 26 presidential election in which he garnered 21% of votes, that he intended to retire from politics.

Other ministers in the breakaway region’s cabinet have also filed for resignation, but continue to perform duties before new PM nominates candidates for the ministerial posts.

Click here to have Eurasia Review's newsletter delivered via RSS, as an email newsletter, via mobile or on your personal news page.

Civil.Ge

Civil Georgia is a daily news online service devoted to delivering quality news and analysis about Georgia. Civil.Ge is run by The UN Association of Georgia, a Georgian non-governmental organization, in frames of ‘National Integration and Tolerance in Georgia’ Program financed by USAID. Civil Georgia is also supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.