CRIMEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTS NEW SPEAKER.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 190
Crimea’s Supreme Soviet yesterday elected Vasily Kiselev as speaker in place of Yevhen Suprunyuk, who was forced to resign earlier in the week after pro-Russian deputies accused him of being too accommodating to Kiev. The 48-year-old Kiselev, a former farm director, is a member of the pro-Russian "Union" parliamentary faction. (Interfax, October 10) Under Crimea’s draft constitution, the speaker of parliament wields considerable power.
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