Speaker of Parliament's Upper House Elected as Chairman of Russian Party of Life

Sergei Mironov, speaker of the Parliament's upper house, was elected this Saturday as chairman of the Russian Party of Life. His candidacy was almost unanimously supported by the delegates of the new party's first congress currently taking place in Moscow.

Until today, the Russian Party of Life has had 7 co-chairpersons but no single leader.

In addition, the delegates made amendments to the party's Charter and proposed that all other political parties planning participation in the upcoming parliamentary election should hold a special "Let's Have Clean Election" meeting this autumn. In Sergei Mironov's opinion, representatives of Russian political parties ought to come together and agree on the exclusion of foul play. "Only those who can effectively promote the country's interests, those who can win in fair competition" must gain seats in the State Duma (the lower house of parliament) this autumn.

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