06 August 2003, 12:58

Anatoly Popov was appointed Acting President of Chechen Republic yesterday

The Chairman of the Chechen Government Anatoly Popov was appointed Acting President of the Chechen Republic yesterday.

The Head of the Chechen Administration Akhmad Kadirov, who signed an edict on Popov?s appointment, announced he went on leave till October 5, in other words, till the day of the republican presidential election.

The day before yesterday Kadirov became the tenth candidate for the post of the Chechen president.

Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

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