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Sokrat Jinjolia

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President  Vladislav Ardzinba
Preceded by  Vazha Zarandia
Name  Sokrat Jinjolia
President  Vladislav Ardzinba
Succeeded by  Nugzar Ashuba

Sokrat Jinjolia
Deputy  Ruslan Kharabua, Oleg Petrov
Born  December 11, 1937 (age 78) Agubedia, Ochamchira district, Abkhazian ASSR, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union (1937-12-11)
Education  Abkhazian State University

Preceded by  Said Tarkil (acting))

Sokrat Rachevich Jinjolia (Abkhaz: Сократ Аџьынџьал, Georgian: სოკრატ ჯინჯოლია; born 11 December 1937) was the second Prime Minister and the second foreign minister of the internationally unrecognised Republic of Abkhazia from 1993 to 1994. He has also been the speaker of the People's Assembly of Abkhazia from 1996 until he lost his seat in the 2002 parliamentary elections to Anatoly Khashba, and was succeeded by Nugzar Ashuba. He graduated from the Department of Russian Language and Literature Faculty of Philology of Sukhumi Pedagogical Institute. In 1956-1959 he served in the Soviet Army. After transferring to the Army reserve, he worked on Tkvarcheli power plant, and in 1967 was elected secretary to the Tkvarcheli City Council. Between 1985 and 1988 he worked on the Tkvarcheli Party Committee, becoming head of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda. In 1988-1992 - chief editor of "Tkvarchalsky miner." In 1991 he was elected to the Supreme Council, and in 1992 he became deputy chairman of the Abkhazian armed forces. In 1993 appointed Prime Minister. He headed the official delegation to Abkhazia, the peace talks in Geneva. Elected speaker of the new parliament - the National Assembly - the first and second convocations. He is married. He has two children. During the 2004 presidential elections, Jinjolia was head of opposition candidate Sergei Bagapsh's election team. He has since become the head of the Sukhumi branch of the Caucasian Institute for Democracy. Recently, Jinjolia became a member of the newly founded Public Chamber of Abkhazia.


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