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Russia: Putin backs Vyacheslav Volodin for State Duma chairman02:28

Russia: Putin backs Vyacheslav Volodin for State Duma chairman

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 23, 2016 at 15:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with leaders of the parties who gained seats in the recent State Duma elections, in Moscow, Friday. The election results, state budget and assignment of Russian parliamentarians topped the agenda of the meeting.

Speaking on Sunday's parliamentary elections, Putin stated that "the elections have been held in accordance with all the legal requirements." He continued that one of the primary tasks of newly elected parliamentarians is adopting a state budget.

Putin went on to call for party leaders to support the candidacy of Vyacheslav Volodin for a new State Duma speaker, while confirming that the chairman of the Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin had accepted an offer to become the new head of the country’s foreign intelligence service.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with leaders of the parties who gained seats in the recent State Duma elections, in Moscow, Friday. The election results, state budget and assignment of Russian parliamentarians topped the agenda of the meeting.

Speaking on Sunday's parliamentary elections, Putin stated that "the elections have been held in accordance with all the legal requirements." He continued that one of the primary tasks of newly elected parliamentarians is adopting a state budget.

Putin went on to call for party leaders to support the candidacy of Vyacheslav Volodin for a new State Duma speaker, while confirming that the chairman of the Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin had accepted an offer to become the new head of the country’s foreign intelligence service.

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