- Title: RUSSIA THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT SURVIVES A VOTE OF NO-CONFIDENCE
- Date: 27th October 1994
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 27, 1994) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. HAS,GV INT. DUMA (PARLIAMENT LOWER HOUSE)/ DEBATE IN PROGRESS 0.05 2. HAS,SV RUSSIAN PRIME MINSTER VIKTOR CHERNOMYRDIN ADRESSING DELEGATES (RUSSIAN) 0.18 3. HAS,SV DELEGATES LISTENING AND DISCUSSING 0.21 4. HAS,SV FORMER ECONOMIC ADVISOR TO RUSSIAN PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN, REFORMIST AND RUSSIA'S CHOICE LEADER YEGOR GAIDAR ADDRESSING SESSION (RUSSIAN) 0.43 5. HAS,GV/PAN DELEGATES 0.50 6. HAS,SV ULTRA-NATIONALIST LEADER VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY ADDRESSING DUMA 1.09 6. MCU BOARD SHOWING FAILED VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE 1.16 7. HAS,GV DUMA IN SESSION 1.20 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 11th November 1994 12:00
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Reuters ID: LVA6J8MM9IO9ZYIAG3PMOSGQRVOW
- Story Text: The Russian government survived a vote of no-confidence in the State Duma lower house of parliament on Thursday.
The opposition needed 226 votes to secure the no-confidence vote but only 193 deputies voted in favour of the motion.
In a 40-minute speech to the State Duma, Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin focused on next year's spending plans, saying a realistic 1995 budget was required to "close all doors back to the swamp of depression".
Ultra-nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky spoke against the government.
"Ministers, give up your powers this year or you will be arrested next year," he demanded.
Zhirinovsky appeared to be referring to a parliamentary election scheduled for December 1995.
Reformist Yegor Gaidar offered only muted support for the government.
Speaking for the Russia's Choice parliamentary faction, he said they had changed their attitude towards the State Duma vote because of Yeltsin's replacement earlier of the liberal agriculture minister Viktor Khlystun with a conservative.
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