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CLINTON CONGRATULATES YELTSIN

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President Clinton warmly congratulated Boris Yeltsin on his "strong showing" in Russia's election and said Yeltsin, more than anyone else, wanted his country to be free. Clinton said he hoped to talk with Yeltsin soon. Talking with reporters in the Oval Office Monday, Clinton said Yeltsin "got about the vote he was predicted to get in the polls, and Mr. Zyuganov got more than he was predicted to get." He said "there seems to have been a heavy majority of people who voted for the democratic process and for the path of reform. And that's good news."