President of Ichkeria

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Coat of arms of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria

This is a list of Presidents of the unrecognised Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, a pro-independence movement that controlled most of Chechnya from 1991 to 1999 (see First Chechen War, Second Chechen War). Ichkeria's last presidential elections were held in January 1997.

Presidents of Ichkeria[edit]

No. Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
1 Dzhokhar Dudayev
9 November 1991 21 April 1996 Independent
_ Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev in 2000.jpg Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev
21 April 1996 12 February 1997 Vainakh Democratic Party
3 Aslan Maskhadov.jpg Aslan Maskhadov
12 February 1997 8 March 2005 Party of National Independence
4 No image.svg Abdul-Halim Sadulayev
8 March 2005 17 June 2006 Independent
5 Dokka Umarov
17 June 2006 31 October 2007 Independent

Abolition of the presidency[edit]

On 31 October 2007, the separatist news agency Chechenpress reported that Dokka Umarov, the President of Ichkeria, had proclaimed the Caucasus Emirate and declared himself its Emir, thereby abolishing the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and its presidency.[1]

Last election[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Aslan Maskhadov 64.8
Shamil Basayev 22.7
Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev 12.5
Total 100
Source: ISSI

See also[edit]



  • [1] World