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Lawmaker Lebedev withdraws from Russian Football Union presidential race

July 31, 2015, 12:26 UTC+3
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko remains the only candidate for the post of the RFU president
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Russian State Duma deputy speaker Igor Lebedev

Russian State Duma deputy speaker Igor Lebedev

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MOSCOW, July 31. /TASS/. Russian State Duma deputy speaker Igor Lebedev announced his decision on Friday to withdraw his candidacy from the elections of the new president of the Russian Football Union (RFU).

"Today I met with [sports minister] Vitaly Mutko and we agreed on mutual support," Lebedev said. "He will back me at the elections to the [RFU] executive committee and I will support him at the elections of the [RFU] president."

Therefore, Mutko remains the only candidate for the post of the RFU president.

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