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]

# Name Took Office Left Office Political Party
1 Dzhokhar Dudayev November 9, 1991 April 21, 1996
All-National Congress of the Chechen People
2 Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev
April 21, 1996 February 12, 1997 Vainakh Democratic Party
3 Aslan Maskhadov February 12, 1997 March 8, 2005
Vainakh Democratic Party
4 Abdul-Halim Sadulayev March 8, 2005 June 17, 2006
5 Dokka Umarov June 17, 2006 October 31, 2007
(position abolished)

On October 31, 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]

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