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MOSCOW, June 18 (Itar-Tass) - The program of Communist candidate for the post of Moscow mayor Ivan Melnikov envisions a decrease in the number of migrants in the Russian capital and employment of Russian citizens, First Secretary of the Communist Party's Moscow Committee Valery Rashkin who will head Melnikov's election headquarters.
Citing poll results, Rashkin said nine million Russian citizens were ready to move to Moscow to take low-skill jobs. Presently, there are two million migrants in the Russian capital.
Melnikov promised to form a coalition city government with other political forces in case of his victory.
"To resolve the whole knot of problems in Moscow, we have to go the way of attracting specialists from different political parties," Melnikov underlined at a news conference on Tuesday.
"In case of my victory in the election, I'll form a coalition government where there'll be a place for specialists of various political views and political forces," he stated. Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov said "we'll hold consultations with a whole range of other parties, movements and organization. We'll offer them to support our candidate and suggest an option of pooling efforts in order to resolve problems together."
Moscow will have an early mayoral election on September 8, the first in the past decade.