Human rights commissioner

Russia’s lower house approves Moskalkova as new human rights commissioner

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MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, in a secret vote on Friday endorsed MP Tatyana Moskalkova as the country’s new human rights commissioner.

A total of 323 MPs backed Moskalkova above the required minimum of 226 votes. Eleven MPs voted against her candidacy and one lawmaker abstained. The candidacy of Moskalkova had been proposed by A Just Russia party.

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