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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

New Governor Rules?

The Kremlin is drafting a bill that would deprive any opposition party that wins regional elections from nominating a governor if the previously ruling party had already started the process, Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported Friday.

Regional elections took place in the Marii-El republic Sunday, while on Monday United Russia will pass a list of its candidates for the post of regional governor, who has to be replaced in December, the daily said.

(MT)