Who was the President of Abkhazia in 2001?

Vladislav Ardzinba was the President of Abkhazia in 2001.

Previously the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Abkhazia from 1990 December 24, Ardzinba was elected by parliament as the first President of Abkhazia, taking the position on 1994 November 26, serving until 2005 February 12. This election took place after the majority of Georgians were displaced from the region. The first direct presidential elections held in 1999 re-elected Ardzinba to the post.

Ardzinba passed away on 2010 March 4 at the age of 64, due to declining health.