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Duma Voting on Impeachment Motion

May 15, 1999

MOSCOW (AP) _ Communist lawmakers accused Boris Yeltsin of destroying Russia amid signs today that an impeachment vote could be close despite opposition claims of certain success.

The lower chamber of parliament, the State Duma, began to vote on whether to indict Yeltsin on any of five impeachment charges they had debated for the past two days. A positive vote on any of the five charges would start a complicated and lengthy process to remove Yeltsin from office.

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