- Title: RUSSIA: DUMA CALLS FOR A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN THE GOVERNMENT
- Date: 23rd June 1995
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (JUNE 23, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV DUMA 0.05 2. SV VARIOUS OF DEPUTIES IN DUMA INCLUDING ULTRA-RIGHT LIBERAL PARTY LEADER VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY 0.14 3. SV VARIOUS OF THE DEBATE -INCLUDING ANATOLY MARICHEV, LDPR DEPUTY (ZHIRINOVSKY PARTY) WITH TOWEL 1.25 4. SV DEPUTIES IN HUDDLE / VARIOUS OF THE DEBATE 1.35 6. SV ELECTRONIC BOARD WITH THE RESULTS OF THE VOTE - NOTE: ELECTRONIC BOARD SHOWS 231 - 7 - 1 (18 DEPUTIES VOTED FOR BY RISING HANDS) 1.40 7. SV VOTE ON THE IMPEACHMENT 1.44 8. SV THE BOARD 170-56-1 - (4 DEPUTIES VOTED BY RAISING H AND) AGAINST THE IMPEACHMENT 1.50 9. SV VOTE RECOMMENDING RUSSIAN PRESIDENT YELTSIN FIRE THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE, PAVEL GRACHEV, MINISTER OF INTERIOR VIKTOR YERIN AND NATIONALITIES MINISTER NIKOLAI - RESULT 266-8-2 (FOR THE SACKINGS) 1.56 10. GV DUMA 2.04 11. SV DUMA SPEAKER IVAN RYBKIN INTRODUCING SPEAKER OF ISRAELI KNESSET SHEVAH WEISS 2.24 12. SV ZHIRINOVSKY'S FACTION LEAVING THE DUMA 2.41 13. SV WEISS THANKING DUMA SAYING HE WAS BORN IN POLAND AND WAS GRATEFUL TO THE RED ARMY WHICH SAVED HIM FROM FASCISTS (RUSSIAN) 2.50 14. SV DUMA 2.59 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 8th July 1995 13:00
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Reuters ID: LVABO56DX6OJT61S8EWEIDQFGYDF
- Story Text: Russia's parliament put its future on the line on Friday (June 23) by calling a crucial vote of confidence in the government--48 hours after a no-confidence vote created a constitutional quagmire.
Deputies called the July 1 ballot, heightening stakes in a power struggle with President Boris Yeltsin who has threatened to sack them all unless they support him.
The State Duma blasted Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin's government in a non-binding vote on Wednesday but came under a strong counter-attack by the executive.
The vote condemned the government's handling of a six-day crisis after Chechen gunmen seized hundreds of hostages.
Stung by the vote, Chernomyrdin turned the tables by demanding a vote of confidence in his team.
Yeltsin has made clear he dissolve the lower house of parliament unless in a reversal it backs his government.
Paving the way for a compromise, the Duma also asked Yeltsin to sack Defence Minister Pavel Grachev, Interior Minister Viktor Yerin and Nationalities Minister Nikolai Yegorov.
A vote asking the president to oust Security Service chief Sergei Stepashin failed to garner the majority needed.
Later, Russian ultra-nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky led his faction out of the State Duma on Friday when Israel's parliamentary speaker addressed the lower house of parliament.
Zhirinovsky had earlier objected to an Israeli flag hanging outside the Duma and said it should be taken down.
This was not done and when Shevah Weiss, speaker of the Israeli Knesset, went to the podium to speak, Zhirinovsky strode out of the chamber followed by the other 50-odd members of his Liberal Democratic Party of Russia.
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