DUMA FAILS TO ELECT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 173
The Russian Duma yesterday postponed for another month the election of a human rights commissioner since none of seven potential candidates managed to collect the necessary minimum of 300 votes. The highest number of votes, 265, went yesterday to the Communist candidate, Oleg Mironov. He also scored the most votes when the Duma tried to elect a commissioner in the spring, but then, too, failed to win enough votes to be elected. (Itar-Tass, September 17)
Russian Public TV Chief Resigns.