Thursday, June 30, 2005
Parliament rejects third Putin term
The State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament on Wednesday voted against an amendment that suggested changes in the election law that could have led to a third term as president for Vladimir Putin, the RIA-Novosti news agency reports.
Only 32 deputies voted in favor of the amendment with a required minimum of 226 votes. 99 parliamentarians voted against the changes.