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    MOSCOW, December 21 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Constitutional Court confirmed Wednesday that the president-proposed new gubernatorial election procedures corresponded to law.

    It said the new procedures heeded regions' interests as they stipulated that the president's gubernatorial candidate must be approved by local legislatures.

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