Gennadi Gagulia

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Gennadi Gagulia
Геннадии Гагәлиа
გენადი გაგულია
Gennadi Gagulia.jpg
1st Prime Minister of Abkhazia
In office
25 April 2018 – 8 September 2018
PresidentRaul Khajimba
Preceded byBeslan Bartsits
Succeeded byDaur Arshba
In office
29 November 2002 – 8 April 2003
PresidentVladislav Ardzinba
Preceded byAnri Jergenia
Succeeded byRaul Khajimba
In office
January 1995 – 29 April 1997
PresidentVladislav Ardzinba
Preceded byoffice established
Succeeded bySergei Bagapsh
Head of the Presidential Administration
In office
15 December 2003 – 18 June 2004
PresidentVladislav Ardzinba
Preceded byMiron Agrba
Personal details
Born(1948-01-04)4 January 1948
Lykhny, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Died8 September 2018(2018-09-08) (aged 70)
Myussera, Abkhazia
(de jure Georgia)
Children2 (one daughter and one son)
Alma materBelarusian National Technical University

Gennadi Leonidipa Gagulia (Abkhazian: Геннадии Леонид-иҧа Гагәлиа, Georgian: გენადი გაგულია; 4 January 1948 – 8 September 2018) was an Abkhazian politician. He was three-time Prime Minister of Abkhazia and the head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He was the first prime minister of Abkhazia after the post was created by the constitution in 1995, holding it until 1997. He returned to the post in 2002 and remained for several months into 2003, and held it for a final time in 2018, before dying in a car crash.

Gagulia was killed in a car crash outside the village of Myussera, Gudauta District on 8 September 2018, aged 70.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Abkhazia PM dies in presidential cortege car accident on return from official Syria visit". Russia Today. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  2. "Abkhazia's de facto prime minister killed in car accident". 9 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.