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Son Of Slain Chechen President Won't Run For President


http://gdb.rferl.org/3D024C51-F24B-411B-BAAD-462FFB270F2C_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/3D024C51-F24B-411B-BAAD-462FFB270F2C_mw800_mh600.jpg 20 May 2004 -- Ramzan Kadyrvov, the son of slain Chechen President Akhmed-hadji Kadyrov, said today that he will not seek the Chechen presidency until he is 30-years old.

Ramzan Kadyrov, 27, is too young to run for the presidency according to Chechnya's Constitution.

A pro-Moscow president, Kadyrov was assassinated by a bomb blast in the Chechen capital, Grozny, on 9 May.

Ramzan, who was named deputy Chechen prime minister after his father's death, had been widely tipped in the media as a possible successor.

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