The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 20, 1996 · Page 7
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THE SALINA JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1996 T RUSSIA Yeltsin chooses new security chief Pragmatic Ivan Rybkin may be the antithesis of former chief Lebed By The Associated Press MOSCOW — Seeking to calm his unruly administration after months of political backstabbing, President Boris Yeltsin picked a low-key politician as his new security chief on Saturday. Ivan Rybkin, a former speaker of parliament, seems the antithesis of Alexander Lebed, the maverick ex-general fired for trying to take too much control. Yeltsin's choice appeared designed to bring a conciliatory, pragmatic figure into a Kremlin riven by infighting since the president retreated to a government rest house outside IjVIoscow to await heart surgery. •; "During his two years as Duma .'speaker, (Rybkin) became a sym- rtiol of obedience to Yeltsin," said ^Andrei Piontkowsky, director of ;"the Strategic Studies Center, an independent think tank in Moscow. *»• 1. f T CANADA "The main consideration for Yeltsin, after so unpredictable and defiant a person as Lebed, was to name a person whom he can trust completely." Lebed panned the appointment of Rybkin, predicting he "will behave in the same way as in the State Duma, when deputies were fighting in the hall while he calmly pontificated from his chair." "The Security Council will turn into a peaceful bureaucratic office of which no one will hear and no one will know," Lebed told the In- terfax news agency. Yeltsin, unlikely to return to full-time work before the end of the year, moved decisively in recent days to halt the feuding that gave the appearance of a government sliding.into disarray during, his absence. Yeltsin and Rybkin held a 30- minute meeting Saturday at the Barvikha sanatorium, during which the president took a dig at the ousted Lebed, whose bid for greater authority put him in constant conflict with other top officials. The president called on Rybkin to act "within the bounds of the powers given to the Security Council by the president," Yeltsin was quoted by a spokesman as saying. [Bargainers seek end to icosfiy Canadian GM strike The Associated Press £ TORONTO — With a deadline ;,'two days away, negotiators from ^General Motors and the Canadian VAuto Workers sought compromis- \ es Saturday to end an 18-day strike .^idling more than 33,000 workers in \ Canada and the United States. J Both sides said they were ready *to negotiate around the clock ifnec- *essary to reach an agreement by vnoon Monday. Success could mean ,'iia union ratification vote as early as {'Wednesday, while failure could ^prolong the strike substantially. \ Neither General Motors nor |CAW officials made detailed pub.- £lic ^comments on Saturday's talks, which focus on union demands \ fiiat GM restrict the practice of * farming out parts work to less costly independent suppliers. CAW President Buzz Hargrove said negotiators made proposals, and the union was responding. "There's an enormous amount of pressure on both sides of the table," he said. The 26,300 CAW members struck Oct. 2 and eventually shut down all GM assembly and parts operations in Canada. As a result, more than 7,400 GM workers in the United States and Mexico have been laid off. CAW officials said their union has received strong support from its U.S. counterpart, the United Autowork- ers Union. 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