CHECHEN ADMINISTRATION HEAD MEETS WITH PREDECESSOR
Akhmed-hadji Kadyrov met in Moscow on 2 February with Doku Zavgaev to discuss the situation in Chechnya, including the planned 23 March referendum on a new constitution and election legislation, ITAR-TASS reported. Zavgaev, who served as pro-Moscow Chechen prime minister from October 1995 to late 1996, is currently Russian ambassador to Tanzania. Zavgaev said he has no intention of running for president in Chechnya and that he would endorse Kadyrov's candidacy. LF
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