President Putin said in mid-July the Russian Constitution would not be amended to allow him to run for a third consecutive term. Under the Russian Constitution, a president can remain in office for two consecutive terms but is entitled to return to the post for a third time after an interval.
"The People's Assembly has passed a relevant resolution, and all members of the People's Assembly unanimously supported it," speaker Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov said.
He said the idea was to enable Vladimir Putin to run for a third consecutive term in 2008, adding that Russia's incumbent president was necessary not only to the Chechen Republic but also to Russia as a whole.
Chechen MPs also appealed to other Federation constituents to support their proposal.