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SOVIET PREMIER WITHDRAWS 6 OF HIS CABINET CHOICES

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Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov agreed Tuesday to withdraw the names of six of his Cabinet choices who were not endorsed by legislative committees, marking the first time in Soviet history that a parliament has rejected high government candidates.

Ryzhkov, acknowledging that the revamped Supreme Soviet had turned down nearly half of his proposed 13-member Cabinet, told the newly emboldened lawmakers that he would nominate other people for the senior posts, the official Tass news agency said.The rejected candidates included two holdover Cabinet members: Culture Minister Vasily Zakharov and Marat Gramov, chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sports.

In addition to Zakharov and Gramov, Ryzhkov withdrew the names of Gennady Bogomyakov for minister of oil and gas, Lira Rozenova for head of the State Committee on Prices, Vladimir Gribov for chairman of the State Bank, and Polad Polad-Zade for minister of land improvement and water management.

At least five of the Cabinet choices were not recommended last week during four days of raucous legislative committee hearings.

Ryzhkov's announcement came one day after the parliament approved a legislative agenda that would overhaul the legal system and give Soviet citizens more power in virtually every sphere of life from courts and churches to trade unions and grass-roots government.

The two houses of the Supreme Soviet, beginning its inaugural full session Monday, approved a 21-point legislative program in which deputies will spend the next five weeks considering laws affecting every aspect of society.