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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 04, 1996
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(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The victory by Russian President Boris Yeltsin in the run-off election against Communist challenger Gennadi Zyuganov reported; his renomination of Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin noted. The reactions of President Clinton, French President Jacques Chirac and Italy to the outcome noted.

(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) The future for Alexander Lebed in the aftermath of the election examined. [Moscow News military expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander ZHILIN - (thru translator) predicts yeltsin will give up Lebed.] Lebed's criticism of Chernomyrdin's government noted. [LEBED - (thru translator) speaks out on Russia's economic problems.] [CHERNOMYRDIN - (thru translator) comments on the vice presidency.] [Presidential council member Andronik MIGRANIAN - speculates on Lebed's future.]

O'Connor, Eileen;
Sweeney, Fionnuala

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