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No Title Change in Buryatia

Buryatia’s legislature failed to change the title of the region’s leader from “president” to “head” on Wednesday because the legislative session lacked the quorum to pass the decision, Interfax reported.

Lawmakers will vote on the matter again Nov. 2, a spokeswoman for the legislature told Interfax.

The title change was proposed last month by Buryatia’s current president, Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn. He followed the lead of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, who said in mid-August that only Russia’s president should have the title of president. 


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