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Re: [tatar-l] Shaimiev to seek 3d term in office

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  • Reshat Sabiq
    Selam, My arcastic evaluation is: putin used threat of non-relaection law, and Shaimiyev had to give up economic sovereignty. Sounds like a good deal, but
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      Selam,

      My arcastic evaluation is:
      putin used threat of non-relaection law, and Shaimiyev
      had to give up economic sovereignty. Sounds like a
      good deal, but Tatar nation is hanging in the air.

      Reshat.



      --- Sabirzyan@... wrote:
      > PRESIDENT TO SEEK THIRD TERM. Following quickly on
      > the
      > heels of the State Duma's approval of a law allowing
      > some regional leaders a third and in some cases even
      > a
      > fourth term (see item above), Tatarstan President
      > Mintimer Shaimiev announced on 26 January that he
      > will
      > seek re-election. According to RFE/RL's Kazan bureau
      > on
      > 30 January, Shaimiev is the only candidate so far to
      > submit his application to the local election
      > commission
      > in both Russian and Tatar. He must now collect
      > 50,000
      > signatures. Shaimiev is the 17th candidate to
      > declare
      > his candidacy in the race so far, according to
      > Interfax-
      > Eurasia. Shaimiev already leads his rival candidates
      > with 86 percent of voters saying they trust or
      > completely trust him, Efir TV channel reported on 28
      > January, according to RFE/RL's Kazan bureau. State
      > Duma
      > Chairman (Communist) Gennadii Seleznev was critical
      > of
      > Shaimiev's decision to seek re-election, telling
      > RIA-
      > Novosti on 29 January that "some regional leaders
      > want
      > to rule for life." At the same time, Seleznev said
      > that
      > he does not see an alternative to Shaimiev, adding
      > that
      > "it is very bad when someone becomes irreplaceable."
      > JAC
      >
      > Source: RFE/RL Russian Federation report No. 5,
      > January 31, 2001
      >


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