ST. PETERSBURG, November 24. /TASS/. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO PA) elected speaker of Russia’s State Duma (lower house of parliament) Vyacheslv Volodin the assembly’s chairman at its 9th plenary session on Thursday, a TASS correspondent reported. The decision was taken unanimously.
Earlier in the day, the CSTO PA Council recommended to elect Volodin its chairman. His candidacy was proposed by speaker of Kazakhstan’s Majilis (lower house of parliament), Nurlan Nigmatulin.