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The State Duma has rid vice-speaker Vladimir Zhirinovski of the right to speak at plenary sessions during one month.
The resolution has been voted for by 373 deputies of the lower parliamentary chamber, against by 35 at no abstentions. At the morning plenary session, a brawl happened between representatives of the LDPR and Rodina (Fatherland) factions. "During the break we studied the shorthand and the video materials and took a decision that relieving Zhirinovski of his vice-speaker post and the relative resolution had to be thoroughly reconsidered", head of the Duma regulations committee Oleg Kovalev told the plenary session. The resolution gives an assessment of "the outrageous behavior" of the deputies, which is "beyond common sense", Kovalev said. Kovalev and Gennadi Raikov (head of the Duma commission for mandates and ethics) have decided that "both the parties are guilty in equal measure". On Wednesday parliamentarians refused to include in the agenda ridding Zhirinovski of his vice-speaker powers. At the required 226 votes, only 114 deputies voted for, 76 against at no abstentions. The State Duma speaker Boris Gryzlov has instructed the regulations committee to prepare by tomorrow's session a draft resolution on applying to the prosecutor general for his assessment of the conflict. At the Duma session on Wednesday, the LDPR faction declared disagreement with the results of regional elections in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous area and the desire to walk out of the conference hall. When it was leaving the hall, a wrangle happened between the vice-speaker and deputy Andrei Savelyev of the Rodina faction, which then grew into a brawl.
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