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Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990020719900207

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SBH:Report by Philip Short on Central Commitee of Communist Party voting for USSR President Gorbachev's reforms.

Intro.

by Brian Perkins.

PRE:Perkins: Plans that transformation of Soviet Union "are tonight a reality" after approval by Central Committee of Communist Party.

Gorby's bid for "human, democratic style of socialism" & Presidential style of government.

Short: Central Committee given "stark choice" by Gorbachev's proposals - to change or be swept away by pressures from below.

Conservatives outmanouevred & ended up agreeing to vote for reforms.

Only opponent was Boris Yeltsin who thought reforms didn't go far enough.

Communist deputies to modify Article 6 of constitution & thus allow new political parties.

Gorbachev's "signal victory".

TXN/TDT:R4 07-Feb-1990

Broadcast history

07 Feb 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Brian Perkins (Speaker)

Philip Short (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 617347.