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President Of Russia's Adygeya Republic Submits Resignation

(RFE/RL) April 4, 2006 -- The president of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Adygeya has submitted his resignation to the republic's parliament.

However, the parliamentary speaker declined to announce a vote on Khazret Sovmen's resignation.

He also failed to open Sovmen's letter, which apparently contained an explanation of Sovmen's decision.

Sovmen, a wealthy businessman, was elected to the post in 2002. His term was to expire next year.