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    The USSR Supreme Soviet (parliament) elections campaigning is its final stages. Registration of candidates has?

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    Background: The USSR Supreme Soviet (parliament) elections campaigning is its final stages. Registration of candidates has been completed in all electoral precincts. On Wednesday, February 14 the Central Electoral Committee made public a summed-up information on the candidates for MPs. Candidates represent cross-section of Soviet society and are representative of all nationalities inhabiting the Soviet Union. Women account for nearly one third of the candidates.

    The overwhelming majority of current MPs and candidates are not career politicians. Once elected a deputy a person is obliged to continue in his or her regular employment and discharge their deputy duties. Under the statute on elections to the USSR Supreme Soviet deputies are nominated at general meetings of industrial workers, collective and state farmers, an and public employees. Following this electorates in individual electoral precincts decide at their meetings which of the nominees are to be registered candidates of their precinct.

    On film are glimpses of the electoral campaigning by the senior researcher of the Moscow Mathematics Institute Boris Kashin. Holder of the highest academic degree he is one of the youngest such holder at 27 in the USSR. He was nominated at the general meeting of his institute. Here Mr Kashin meets electorate.

    His proxy Mr. Victor Buslayev, a colleague, presents him to the electorate.

    A few days later Mr Kashin met with young electors.

    The elections campaigning continues. The elections day is scheduled on March 4.

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