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Parliament of Abkhazia

People's Assembly of the Republic of Abkhazia

Аҧсны жәлар реизара (Abkhaz)

Народное Собрание Республики Абхазия (Russian)
Type
Type Unicameral
Leadership
Speaker Valeri Bganba, Independent
Since 3 April 2013
Vice-Speaker Adgur Kharazia
Since 3 April 2012
Vice-Speaker Otari Tsvizhba
Since 3 April 2012
Vice-Speaker Emma Gamisonia
Since 3 April 2012
Vice-Speaker Vagarshak Kosyan
Since 3 April 2012
Seats 35
Meeting place
Sukhumi
Website
http://www.parlamentra.info/
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The People's Assembly of the Republic of Abkhazia (Abkhaz: Аҧсны жәлар реизара, Russian: Народное Собрание Республики Абхазия) is the legislature of Abkhazia.[notes 1]

Composition

The People's Assembly has 35 members, elected for five-year terms in single-seat constituencies.

Leadership

Valeri Bganba is the current speaker of parliament. He was elected on 3 April 2012, succeeding Nugzar Ashuba who had failed re-election in the 2012 elections. There are currently four Vice-Speakers: Adgur Kharazia, Otari Tsvizhba, Emma Gamisonia and Vagarshak Kosyan. Throughout the years, the number of Vice-Speakers has increased from two (until 2007) to three (from 2007 until 2012) to four (since 2012).[apress 1][knot 1]

Committees

The People's Assembly currently contains the following eight committees:

  1. Legal Policy, State Building and Human Rights
  2. Budget, Credit Institutions, Tax and Finance
  3. Economic Policy, Reform and Innovation
  4. Defence and National Security
  5. Social Policy, Labour and Health
  6. Education, Science, Culture, Religion, Youth and Sport
  7. International and Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Relations with Compatriots
  8. Agrarian Policy, Natural Resources and Ecology

The number of committees had been eleven during the 4th convocation (from 2007 until 2012).[apress 2]

List of Members

# Constituency Name Affiliation Position Notes
1 Sukhumi TBD
2 Sukhumi Aslan Kobakhia
3 Sukhumi Beslan Tsvinaria
4 Sukhumi Valeri Agrba Chairman of the Committee for Legal Policy, State Building and Human Rights
5 Sukhumi Akhra Bzhania Chairman of the Committee for Education, Science, Culture, Religion, Youth and Sport
6 Sukhumi Artur Mikvabia
7 Sukhumi Zaur Iazychba
8 Pitsunda Beslan Gubaz
9 Bzyb Valeri Bganba Speaker
10 Gagra Anzor Kokoskeria
11 Gagra Beslan Bartsits
12 Tsandripsh Vagashak Kosyan Vice-Speaker
13 Otkhura Georgi Agrba Chairman of the Committee for Budget, Credit Institutions, Tax and Finance
14 Duripsh Guram Barganjia Chairman of the Committee for Economic Policy, Reform and Innovation
15 Lykhny Mihail Sangulia
16 Gudauta Leonid Chamagua
17 Aatsin Dmitri Gunba
18 New Athos Akhra Pachulia
19 Eshera Fazlibei Avidzba Chairman of the Committee for Defence and National Security
20 Gumista Levon Galustyan
21 Besleti TBD
22 Pshap Robert Yaylyan
23 Machara Said Kharazia
24 Dranda Adgur Kharazia Vice-Speaker
25 Beslakhuba Yuri Zukhba Chairman of the Committee for International and Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Relations with Compatriots
26 Chlou Temur Logua
27 Kutol Appolon Gurgulia Chairman of the Committee for Social Policy, Labour and Health
28 Atara Temur Kvitsinia
29 Ochamchira Otari Tsvizhba Vice Speaker
30 Tkvarcheli Raul Khajimba
31 Tkvarcheli Kan Kvarchia
32 Uakum Emma Gamisonia Vice Speaker
33 Chuburkhinji Akhra Kvekveskiri
34 Gali Nodik Kvitsinia Chairman of the Committee for Agrarian Policy, Natural Resources and Ecology
35 Shashikvar Bezhan Ubiria

2012 parliamentary elections

Notes

References

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