President of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba named the new prime minister at the urgent meeting of the Cabinet on Friday evening, March 20. Artur Mikvabia will head the Government of Abkhazia, according to a local newspaper “Nuzhnaya Gazeta”.
Member of the People’s Assembly of Abkhazia Artur Mikvabia headed Raul Khaijimba’s headquarters during his presidential campaign.
As EAD reported earlier, on March 16, Khajimba dismissed Prime Minister Beslan Butba. First Deputy Prime Minister Shamil Adzinba assumed temporary duties of the prime minister.
Explaining his resignation, Butba said his activity on the post of the prime minister became senseless after the powers of the prime minister were transferred to the president’s administration.
In response to the questions of journalists as to whether his decisions on the post of the prime minister will be independent, Mikvabia said: “Sure, I will be adopting decisions within my competence, but I will not adopt any decision that would run contrary to anything, as the president is the head of the executive power in our country. However, there are also other power branches I should efficiently cooperate with.”