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VLADIVOSTOK, October 20 (Itar-Tass) —— Former ice- hockey star Vyacheslav Fetisov, a member of the Russian Federation Council representing the Maritime region, received a mandate of a registered candidate for the Legislative Assembly of the Maritime region from the United Russia party. Fetisov heads a list of candidates for the regional parliament nominated by a local department of the United Russia party, the regional election commision told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
The regional election commission has registered a list of 40 candidates from the United Russia party who are running in the local election scheduled for December 4.
The regional parliament in office now was elected in October 2006 on a mixed basis with 20 deputies elected from single member constituencies and 20 others elected on party tickets, which was the first practice in the history of parliamentarism of the Maritime region.
There are three blocs in the regional parliament now created by the United Russia, the Communist party and the Freedom and People’s Power party.