DURING A 25 APRIL VISIT to honor World War II veterans at the Victory Memorial on Moscow's Pok-lonnaya Hill, Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin announced that he would compete in parliamentary elections scheduled for December - as the leader of a center-right electoral bloc. The prime minister's announcement broke his longstanding practice of avoiding partisan politics and immediately changed the dynamics of the campaign.
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