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In Dagestan Provice, the new governor is now to be picked by president Vladimir Putin, and not by popular elections. Dagestan was the first province to make use of the law, signed by Putin this month, allowing each of Russia’s 83 regions to scrap direct gubernatorial elections, introduced only last year in a concession to a wave of protests against Putin’s dominance.

Dagestan was the first province to make use of the law, signed by Putin this month, allowing each of Russia’s 83 regions to scrap direct gubernatorial elections, introduced only last year in a concession to a wave of protests against Putin’s dominance.

Putin has said the law is needed to protect the rights of minorities in ethnically mixed regions such as the mostly Muslim provinces of the North Caucasus.