Moscow television reported May 23 that BorisYeltsin will veto the law establishing procedures for the parliamentaryelections. The Russian president objects to two provisions of the measure:one setting an even split between single-member constituencies and partylists–Yeltsin wants more single-member district seats–and the other banningcabinet members and state officials from running for office. Both ofYeltsin’s demands would give incumbents and Chernomyrdin’s “party of power” agreater chance of dominating the voting. Not only does this put the presidentand the parliament on a collision course, it may also become the pretext fordelaying the parliamentary vote until 1996.
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