ZYUGANOV AND ZHIRINOVSKY DISAGREE ON DUMA CHAIRMANSHIP.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 160
According to the Communist party’s first deputy chairman, Valentin Kuptsov, the KPRF will soon consult with other parties on electing the chairman, deputy chairmen, and committee chairmen of the new Duma. The announcement followed a KPRF presidium meeting which earmarked the parliamentary posts sought by the Communist party. Kuptsov mentioned no names, but implied that his party felt entitled to the post of Duma chairman, and would in any case oppose a "neutral figure." The statement contradicts the position of Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s Liberal-Democrat party, which favors a neutral figure and would consider retaining present Duma chairman Ivan Rybkin. (3)
Russian Peacekeepers Ready for Bosnia.