Will Yeltsin Get The Parliament Of His Dreams?

As with many things Russian, the campaign to choose a new Parliament is turning gloriously chaotic. Thirteen parties are fielding more than 1,800 candidates. Few have had time to formulate clear platforms or even print posters. Voters are confused. "Pensioners call me every day and ask what words like 'majority' mean," says Viktor Koshvanyets, an editor at the St. Petersburg News.

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