Chechen parliament votes for appointing Ramzan Kadyrov as president
55 members of both chambers of the Chechen parliament voted on March 2 for appointing Ramzan Kadyrov, whose candidature was earlier introduced by the Russian president, a REGNUM correspondent reports. 58 members of the Republic Council and People’s Assembly participated in the voting on the issue.
Under secret ballot, 55 ballots were handed over for approving Ramzan Kadyrov’s candidature, 1 ballot was against it, 2 ballots were decalred void.
After the voting, Ramzan Kadyrov received a parliamentary resolution on assigning him with presidential powers.
It is worth mentioning, the presidential post was vacant since February 15, when the Russian president accepted resignation of Alu Alkhanov. Until today, Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov was acting president of the republic.
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