THE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT STRUCTURE

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT STRUCTURE

Izvestia, September 11, 2003, p. 3 EV

Deputy Prime Minister Boris Aleshin chaired a meeting of the government commission on administrative reforms yesterday, which approved an action plan through to February 2004. The meeting considered a list of superfluous functions of state structures that undoubtedly need to be eliminated. An Interfax source from the Cabinet staff said the Cabinet would have a new structure after the presidential election. Aleshin’s commission is working on relevant proposals.

AGRARIAN PARTY PLANS INDEPENDENT ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Izvestia, September 11, 2003, p. 3 EV

The Agrarian Party of Russia decided at its meeting yesterday to run in the elections independently, not forming a bloc with any party. Mikhail Lapshin, leader of the Agrarians, said the party’s list of Duma candidates from federal districts included 230 people. The list begins with Lapshin himself; Alexander Nazarchuk, former agriculture minister and head of the Altai regional legislature; and Alexei Chepa, deputy chairman of the party and head of a large agroindustrial holding.

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