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MOSCOW, May 28 (Itar-Tass) - The National Democratic Party of Russia will convene a new constituent congress in a new attempt to get registration at the Russian Justice Ministry, Vladimir Tor, chairman of the party’s executive committee, told a news conference on Tuesday.
"A new organizing committee will be set up formally. It will convene a constituent congress. Forces who wish to marginalize us will suffer a defeat,” Tor said.
"We will register our party and we will meet the requirements set by the Justice Ministry. We are going to be flexible because our task is to give ethnic Russians a political mechanism,” Tor went on to say.
Earlier, the Russian Justice Ministry has denied the party’s registration. The National Democratic Party has received a letter from the Ministry which has serious objections to the party’s charter, including the right of regional branches to form political blocs with other political organizations and to independently reorganize regional branches, Tor said.
He added that the Justice Ministry had pointed to contradictions in the charter that mentioned “the party administration”, which in fact has not yet been created.
Konstantin Krylov, one of the National Democratic Party leaders, believes that denial in registration is politically motivated.
“The party has proposals that are interesting to society and that frightens the Kremlin,” Krylov said. Krylov also believes that his own membership and the presence of Vladimir Tor on the Opposition Coordination Council could be one of the reasons behind the Justice Ministry’s decision.
“It means that the Opposition Coordination Council has not exhausted its potential as of yet,” Krylov emphasized.
The leaders of the National Democratic Party of Russia also said that they were ready to consider the creation of a coalition with parties that have already been registered to participate in elections to local government bodies set for the autumn of 2014. They did not rule out cooperation with the Democratic Choice or Demvybor, which had included elements of ethnical problems in their program.
"However, it would be too early to talk about any concrete candidates who will join party lists at elections to local government bodies, like the Moscow City Duma, for example” Vladimir Tor said.