08/28/1998 16:25:08 CHERNOMYRDIN, KREMLIN, DUMA REACH CONSENSUS ON POLITICALCOURSE -DUMA SPOKESMAN
Обновлено: 30 авг. 2018 г.
MOSCOW, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Rusian acting Prime Minister
Viktor Chernomyrdin reached a consensus on political strategy
with leaders of the opposition-dominated parliament on Friday, a
spokesman for the Communist lower house speaker said.
Giving no details of that consensus, Mikhail Belyat told
reporters that President Boris Yeltsin's chief-of-staff Valentin
Yumashev also agreed with the broad strategy discussed at an
all-party meeting in the State Duma lower house.
The Duma, which will vote on Monday on whether to confirm
Chernomyrdin in office, has been pressing for assurances that
his new government will reform the 1993 constitution to limit
Yeltsin's powers and give more weight to parliament.
The Kremlin, where Yeltsin denied speculation he planned to
step down, has been resisting that pressure.
Chernomyrdin, whom Yeltsin recalled as premier last Sunday
after five months in the political wilderness, was expected to
comment shortly on the outcome of his meeting with the Duma
The meeting was also expected to discuss opposition demands
that Chernomyrdin restore state controls on the economy in
return for its support. Chernomyrdin aides have said there is
already broad consensus on increasing some regulation to combat
the present crisis while retaining a market system.