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Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev proposed a list of Communist Party candidates to be elected to the country’s revamped Parliament. Gorbachev, addressing a plenary session of the party’s policy-making Central Committee in Moscow, said 100 candidates have been chosen by the ruling Politburo from more than 300 submitted in a nationwide nomination process. They are to be formally elected March 26 to seats set aside for the Communist Party in the new 2,250-member Congress of People’s Deputies, Tass news agency reported. Two-thirds of the members will be chosen in nationwide elections to be contested by more than one candidate per seat. The other 750 seats are reserved for the party and other mass organizations.


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