President of Crimea
|President of Republic of Crimea
Президент Республіки Крим
|Former political post|
|Successor||Vice-Prime Minister of Crimea|
|First officeholder||Yuriy Meshkov|
|Last officeholder||Yuriy Meshkov|
|Appointer||Direct popular vote|
|Office began||16 February 1994|
|Office ended||17 March 1995|
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The President of the Republic of Crimea (Ukrainian: Президент Республіки Крим; Russian: Президент Республики Крым) was the head of the state of the Republic of Crimea, Ukraine from February 16, 1994 to the time of its liquidation on March 17, 1995. The post was liquidated as it, first of all, disagrees with the Constitution of Ukraine and, second of all, due to fact that Yuriy Meshkov has created a pro-Russian separatist movement that was leading to a public upheaval and uncivilized disturbances in the area.
The first round of voting in the Crimean presidential elections were held on January 16, 1994, and on January 30, the second round was held. With 72.9% of the vote, the pro-Russian and Crimean separatist Yuriy Meshkov was declared the winner. He was the only person to hold the post of President of the Republic of Crimea.
- Laws of Ukraine. Verkhovna Rada law No. 93/95-вр: On the termination of the Constitution and some laws of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Passed on 1995-03-17. (Ukrainian)
- "On the President of the Republic of Crimea". Verkhovna Rada of Crimea (in Russian). Laws of Ukraine. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
- Russians in the Former Soviet Republics by Pål Kolstø, Indiana University Press, 1995, ISBN 0253329175 (page 194)
- "New developments in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine" (PDF). Assembly of WEU. December 4 2001. p. 24. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
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