CAMPAIGN '96 RUSSIA: YELTSIN'S SECRET REPORT ON HOW TO CALL OFF THE VOTE

THERE ARE TWO WAYS BORIS YELTSIN CAN PREVENT THE Communist Party leader Gennadi Zyuganov from becoming President: by defeating him in the election or by making sure the election doesn't happen in the first place. Given the communists' strength and Yeltsin's deep unpopularity, there is a chance that he may choose the second method.

Talk of postponement is already in the air. Last month the communist-dominated Duma voted to abrogate the 1991 agreement by which the former Soviet Union had been dissolved. Though the measure carried no legal weight, an infuriated Yeltsin denounced it as "scandalous" and charged that the deputies...

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