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United Russia congress approves list of candidates for Duma polls

September 24, 2011, 16:57 UTC+3

The maximum number of candidates in the list – 600, the list is subdivided into 80 regional groups

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MOSCOW, September 24 (Itar-Tass) — The United Russia congress approved the list of candidates to run for the State Duma.

It was approved by 582 delegates, against one; four ballot papers were invalid; there were no abstentions.

The maximum number of candidates in the list – 600. There is only one name in its federal part – President Dmitry Medvedev.

The list is subdivided into 80 regional groups. Nine of them are headed by vice-premiers and federal ministers; most others – heads of regions.

The United Russia list includes the following members of the federal government: first vice-premiers Viktor Zubkov (Volgograd Region) and Igor Shuvalov (Primorye Territory), vice-premiers Alexander Zhukov (Kaliningrad Region), Dmitry Kozak (St. Petersburg), Igor Sechin (Stavropol Territory) and Vyacheslav Volodin (Samara Region).

Besides, the list in the Krasnoyarsk Territory is led by Minister for Emergencies Sergei Shoigu, and in the Perm Region – Minister of Natural Resources Yuri Trutnev. The list of United Russia for the Leningrad Region is headed by head of the president’s office Sergei Naryshkin.


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