Is Yeltsin Moving In For The Knockout?

Fresh from his victory in Russia's April referendum, President Boris Yeltsin is cranking up his second spring offensive: a campaign for a new constitution. Yeltsin wants to create a strong presidential republic with a bicameral legislature--and soon. He is eager to replace the Soviet-era parliament, which so far has blocked much of his reform program. To advance his plan, Yeltsin is calling for a constitutional convention in Moscow on June 5.

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