United Russia to Expel Opposition Member From Duma, IFX Says

President Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia will vote to expel opposition legislator Gennady Gudkov from the lower house of Parliament, or State Duma, Interfax reported, citing party member Andrey Vorobyev.

The vote is scheduled to take place Sept. 14, Interfax reported today. The Liberal Democratic Party will also vote to oust Gudkov, a Duma deputy from the Just Russia party who’s accused of breaking the law by running a business while a member of parliament, Interfax said.

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