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North Ossetian President Dismisses Government

North Ossetian President Taymuraz Mamsurov (left) with Eduard Kokoity, president of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) August 30, 2006 -- The president of North Ossetia has dismissed the government of the southern Russian republic and nominated a new prime minister.

Taymuraz Mamsurov dismissed the government on August 29, expressing "disappointment" about its performance.

Parliament is expected to vote on Mamsurov's nominee, Nikolai Khlyntsov, at a special session on September 6.

(Interfax, ITAR-TASS)

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