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KAZAN, January 21 (Itar-Tass) — Over 1,500 young people gathered in Kazan on Saturday to take part in the first meeting with presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov.
The meeting was held in the Korston business centre.
Prokhorov presented his programme, “Ten Steps”, consisting of political, economic, tax and land reforms, and the fight against corruption. Prokhorov called for cancelling the unified state examination and moving to a professional army based on contract principles. He also insists on abolishing federal districts. The enlargement problem should be solved by people at a referendum.
Prokhorov, who began his pre-election campaign in Tatarstan, pledged to more travel over the country and meet electors. He expressed hope for aid from volunteers and all fellow-travellers.
Prokhorov called on the audience to take an active part in the March 4 elections and in the run-off on March 18 and become observers at polling stations.
By now, there are four officially registered candidates for president, who were nominated by the four parliamentary parties, which under the law do not have to collect signatures. Presidential candidates include Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of the ruling United Russia party, the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) Gennady Zyuganov, the leader of a Just Russia party Sergei Mironov, and the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
Since January 19 the CEC has checked the submitted signatures by Yabloko-nominated Grigory Yavlinsky and two self-nominated candidates – Mikhail Prokhorov and Irkutsk region governor Dmitry Mezentsev. The CEC will have 10 days to check and verify the signatures.