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Putin chooses new president

Putin chooses new president

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Russian president Vladimir Putin has Friday, his deputy chief of staff Vyacheslav Volodin put forward as chairman of the last Sunday elected parliament.

Putin said in a conversation with members of the new Russian parliament, the Duma, that while it is not his job is a president to choose, but he finds Volodin as parlementschef a good idea, and prime minister Dmitry Medvedev finds that, according to Putin. The first session of the newly elected state Duma for October 5 on the program.

The elections are a victory for putin’s United Russia (VR), but the low turnout disfigures the victory of VR. That party has more than 340 seats in the waiting dragged. There is practically no opposition in parliament. The three other large parties that seats seized, the communist party, an ultra-nationalist party and a social democratic party, are not as serious opponents of the Kremlin.

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