Teimuraz Papaskiri

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Playing Statehood in Abkhazia

On 1 June 2014, the third "president" of the self-declared Republic of Abkhazia, Aleksandr Ankvab, stepped down amid protests that started at the end of May. The protests were led by Raul Khajimba's Forum of the National Unity of Abkhazia and Amtsakhara, a union of veterans from the 1992-1993 war. As a result, the "parliamentary speaker," Valeri Bganba, became the interim "ruler" of Abkhazia, whilst the position of "prime minister" was taken up by Vladimer Delba, the finance minister in Ankvab'...

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