Russia picks presidential vote date: The Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, has set the date for the next presidential election: March 2, 2008. The resolution was passed in accordance with Articles 81 and 102 of the Russian Constitution and Article 5 of the Federal Law “On presidential elections in the Russian Federation.”
The President of the Russian Federation is to be elected for a period of four years by Russian citizens in an equal and direct election by secret ballot, the Federation Council’s Committee for Constitutional Legislation said in its reference regarding the presidential vote. (rbc)
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