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Yeltsin Promises Cabinet Shake Up

Mon., May 20, 1996, midnight

Boris Yeltsin, aiming to undercut support for his centrist rivals in Russia’s presidential race, promised Sunday to shake up his Cabinet and adopt some of his opponents’ proposals.

Yeltsin is locked in a close race with Communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov in the June 16 election. But there are nine other candidates in the race, and Yeltsin needs some of their voters to beat Zyuganov.

“A fresh government should be formed to inspire greater confidence,” the president said on a campaign trip to this Siberian city.

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