|Head of the Chechen Republic|
Standard of the Head of the Chechen Republic
|Executive Department of Chechen Republic|
|Style||His Excellency (formal), Sir (informal)|
|Term length||Seven years (can elect once more)|
|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, with no limits on serving multiple terms (prior to the 2007 constitutional referendum the Head was elected for five years, with a two term limit). 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.
|Term of Office||Political Party|
|Took Office||Left Office|
|5 October 2003||9 May 2004||Independent|
|9 May 2004||30 August 2004||Independent|
|30 August 2004||15 February 2007||Independent|
|15 February 2007||Incumbent||United Russia|
The latest election for the post was held on 18 September 2016.
|Gairsolt Bataev||Communist Party of the Russian Federation||4,042||0.63|
|Sultan Denilkhanov||A Just Russia||3,403||0.53|
|Ramzan Kadyrov||United Russia||626,980||97.94|
|Idris Usmanov||Party of Growth||5,367||0.84|