Head of the Chechen Republic

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Head of the Chechen Republic
Coat of arms of Chechnya.svg
Ramzan Kadyrov December 2011-1.jpeg
Ramzan Kadyrov

since 15 February 2007
Term length Seven years, unlimited
Inaugural holder Akhmad Kadyrov
Formation 5 October 2003

The Head of the Chechen Republic (formerly President of the Chechen Republic or President of Chechnya) is the highest office within the Political system of the Chechen Republic. The office was instituted in 2003 during the course of the Second Chechen War, when the Russian federal government regained control over the region and after a constitutional referendum approved the current Constitution of the Chechen Republic.


According to the article 66 of the Constitution of the Chechen Republic, a citizen of Russia, no younger than thirty years old, may be elected Head. The term is for seven years (prior to the 2007 constitutional referendum it was 5 and the two term limit was abolished). The Head is not allowed to be at the same time a deputy of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic, or deputy of a representative body of local self-government.

Presidents and Heads of the Chechen Republic[edit]

# Name Portrait Took office Left office Political party
1 Akhmad Kadyrov Akhmad Kadyrov.jpg 5 October 2003 9 May 2004
- Sergey Abramov Coat of arms of Chechnya.svg 9 May 2004 30 August 2004 Independent
2 Alu Alkhanov Alu Alkhanov.jpg 30 August 2004 15 February 2007
3 Ramzan Kadyrov Ramzan Kadyrov December 2011-1.jpeg 15 February 2007 Incumbent United Russia

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