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October 31st 2005 · Prague Watchdog / Lecha Sadayev · PRINTER FRIENDLY FORMAT · E-MAIL THIS · ALSO AVAILABLE IN: RUSSIAN 

357 candidates contest 58 seats in Chechen Parliament

By Lecha Sadayev

CHECHNYA – 357 candidates are contesting 58 seats in the bicameral Chechen parliament. 251 represent single mandate constituencies whereas the remaining 106, nominated by regional branches of eight Russian political parties, represent a single, nationwide constituency.

Forty nine candidates belong to the United Russia Party, the largest group representing one party. Candidates hail from past (i.e. separatist) and present (i.e. Moscow-backed) governments as well as cultural and sports sections and include, for example, Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow-backed Chechen government; Taus Dzhabrailov, chairman of the State Council of the Chechen Republic; Magomed Khambiyev, former Defense Minister of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria; Ibragim Khultygov, head of National Security of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria; former deputies of the Ichkerian Parliament Magomed Gushakayev and Salambek Kunchalov; the singer Tamara Dadasheva; poets Sharip Tsuruyev and Umar Saiyev and the world famous wrestling champion, Khasan Ortsuyev.

Campaigning in the media began on October 29 and will continue for a month; elections are scheduled to take place on November 27.

There are almost 600,000 voters in Chechnya, which is organised into 429 electoral precincts.


Translated by Anita Rathjen.

(U/E,T,B)

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