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MOSCOW, December 24 (Itar-Tass) — The former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin called for early elections to the State Duma, but opposes any revolution.
Speaking at a rally under the slogan “For Fair Elections!” he supported the demand to dismiss Chairman of the Central Election Commission Vladimir Churov.
“I propose to select a group, which will be able to formulate our demands for a political platform. We cannot only speak, we should start doing it. The elections should be held on new conditions,” Kudrin said.
He believes that a public platform for the dialogue should be provided. “Otherwise, it will be a revolution, we will lose the chance for a peaceful transformation and trust, which new authorities gained,” Kudrin said.
A law on parties should be approved and the registration of the parties should be conducted, he said. “I offer to introduce the provision for early elections in the resolution,” the former finance minister said, noting that “the parliament cannot but work for next six months, because Russia is about to plunge in a crisis.”
Alexei Kudrin’s speech was cried down.