Boris Berezovsky State Duma seat occupied

Following a vote held at the week-end, the editor-in-chief of the newpaper "Gorskie Vedemosti" will take up the State Duma seat that controversial businessman Boris Berezovsky gave up earlier this year, RIA Novosti news agency reported. The newly-elected deputy, Magomed Tekeyev, will replace Berezovsky as representative of an electoral district in the Caucaus republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia. Local media say Tekeyev is an "independent journalist," whose reputation grow as his newspaper reported on corruption among republican political and security services' leaders. Last October Tekeyev was the victim of an aggression, that colleagues said was linked to his professional activity. The Duma seat had been vacant since Berezovsky's resignation last June.