Alias Labakhua

Alias Labakhua

Infobox Mayor
name=Alias Mikhailovich Labakhua

order=Mayor of Sukhumi
term_start=May 15, 2007
predecessor=Anzor Kortua (acting)
birth_place=Sukhumi, Abkhazian ASSR, Georgian SSR, USSR

Alias Mikhailovich Labakhua (Abkhaz: IPA|Алиас Миха-иҧа Лабахәа) is the current mayor of Sukhumi, capital of Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia.

=Early life and career [cite news|url=|title=Сообщение для СМИ Об исполняющем обязанности Главы Администрации г. Сухум|publisher=Администрация Президента Республики Абхазия|date=May 15, 2007|accessdate=2008-07-02] =

Alias Labakhua was born in 1963 in Sukhumi. In 1980 he graduated from Sukhumi school no. 4, V. Mayakovski. In 1985 he graduated from the Abkhazian State University in Law, having acquired the qualifications of a lawyer. From 1985 until 1987 Labakhua served with the Soviet army in Eastern Germany. From March 1988 until April 1990, Labakhua served as assistant attorney with the procuracy of the Abkhazian ASSR in the city of Tkvarcheli. From April till August of 1990 he served as assistant attorney responsible for the execution of laws on minors in the Abkhazian ASSR. From August 1990 until December 1991 Labakhua served as senior assistant Attorney in the Azov-Black Sea environmental prosecutor's office in Sukhumi.

Throughout the rest of the nineties, Labakhua fulfilled various roles within Abkhazia's customs departments.

From November 1991 until February 1992 he was customs inspector, and from February 1992 until December 1992, senior customs inspector. From December 1992 until February 1998 Labakhua was head of the operational department of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Abkhazia. From February 1998 until June 2000 he was chief of the customs post in Psou. From June 2000 until November 2001 Labakhua was head of the unit combating Custom offences. From November 2001 until April 2003 he was inspector with the department of freight and passenger traffic, and from April until August of 2003 senior inspector. From August 2003 until April 2005 Labakhua was inspector in the customs post in Sukhumi. In April 2005 Labakhua became the First Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Abkhazia.

Mayor of Sukhumi

May 15, 2007, president Sergei Bagapsh released Alias Labkhua from his post in the State Customs Committee and appointed him acting Mayor of Sukhumi, a post temporarily fulfilled by former Vice-Mayor Anzor Kortua after former mayor Astamur Adleiba had been fired on May 2 for corruption.
September 2, Labakhua won by-elections in constituency No. 21, which had become necessary after Adleiba relinquished his seat July 23. Adleiba was the only candidate and voter turnout was 34%, higher than the 25% required. [cite news|url=|title=АЛИАС ЛАБАХУА ИЗБРАН ДЕПУТАТОМ ГОРОДСКОГО СОБРАНИЯ СУХУМА|publisher=Апсныпресс|date=September 03, 2007|accessdate=2008-07-02] Since Adleiba was now a member of the city assembly, president Bagapsh could permanently appoint him Mayor of Sukhumi September 18. [cite news|url=|title=СЕРГЕЙ БАГАПШ ПОДПИСАЛ УКАЗ О НАЗНАЧЕНИИ АЛИАСА ЛАБАХУА ГЛАВОЙ АДМИНИСТРАЦИИ ГОРОДА СУХУМ|publisher=Апсныпресс|date=September 18, 2007|accessdate=2008-07-02]


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