President of Crimea

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President of Autonomous Republic of Crimea
Президент Республіки Крим
Emblem of Crimea.svg
AppointerDirect popular vote
Formation16 February 1994
First holderYuriy Meshkov
Final holderYuriy Meshkov
Abolished17 March 1995
SuccessionVice-Prime Minister of Crimea

The President of the Republic of Crimea (Ukrainian: Президент Республіки Крим; Russian: Президент Республики Крым) was the head of the state of the Republic of Crimea, Ukraine from February 16, 1994 to the time of its end on March 17, 1995.[1][2] The post was ended as it had problems with the Constitution of Ukraine.

The first round of voting in the Crimean presidential elections was held on January 16, 1994, and on January 30, the second round was held. With 72.9% of the vote,[3][4] the pro-Russian politician Yuriy Meshkov was declared the winner. He was the only person to hold the post of President of the Republic of Crimea.

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  1. Template:Cite Ukrainian law
  2. "On the President of the Republic of Crimea". Verkhovna Rada of Crimea (in Russian). Laws of Ukraine. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
  3. Russians in the Former Soviet Republics by Pål Kolstø, Indiana University Press, 1995, ISBN 0253329175 (page 194)
  4. "New developments in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine" (PDF). Assembly of WEU. 4 December 2001. p. 24. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-07.