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The alliance of incompatibles that put Stepashin across in the Duma did not survive its victory. It has broken on the issue of who will take the top economic-policy position in the new cabinet. The Chubais forces are pushing Aleksandr Zhukov, chairman of the Duma’s budget committee, while the Berezovsky crowd backs railway minister Nikolai Aksenenko. Berezovsky seems likely to win this battle and also to place another associate, Vladimir Rushailo, as Stepashin’s successor in the Interior Ministry.