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Mikhail Prokhorov continues to create his party

April 04, 2012, 12:56 UTC+3
The party, its activities and finances will be absolutely transparent, Prokhorov pledged
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Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov explained that what a party that he is creating will be like. The creation of a new movement in support of Mikhail Prokhorov named Novoye Vremya was reported. Over 2,000 people joined this structure through social networks for a few days. The experts noted that some supporters of the politicians want to earn on Prokhorov’s popularity and make a career for themselves.

The businessman explained in an article published in the RBC daily that he wants to create “a party – a movement of open type.” “This party will have no conventional hierarchy. People on all governing posts, including the posts of regional leaders, will be elected in the primaries and open elections. A candidate from the party for Russian presidency and candidates for the State Duma elections will be elected in an all-party vote not earlier than six months or a year before the elections. The membership in the political council will be rotational, the political council will be renewed and replenished with new people. The new party will be a structure of political participation and influence with very broad possibilities for people. The party will revive such almost forgotten value as the party reputation,” Prokhorov said.

The party, its activities and finances will be absolutely transparent, Prokhorov pledged. The party will create its think-tank – party institute and a party school.

Meanwhile, a movement in support of Mikhail Prokhorov named Novoye Vremya has been created recently, the Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports. More than 2,000 people already joined this structure through the social networks for the last three days. The sources of the newspaper in Prokhorov’s circles explained this fact by an attempt ‘to suck’ from his popularity and wealth.

The Novoye Vremya movement was created by the former and current members of Prokhorov’s election headquarters. “I am analysing all that is going on over Prokhorov’s name. A few months remain before the registration of a new party, we do not want to lose the time and are enrolling young people, who support Prokhorov,” a member of Prokhorov’s election headquarters Yaroslav Grekov, who supervises the movement in the social networks, said.

Prokhorov’s press secretary Alexei Urazov told the newspaper that the organizational work continues to create the new party. The voting for its name was launched at the website mdp.ru. Two variants Our Choice and Novaya Russia are still leading.

Leader of the youth wing of the Yabloko Party Kirill Goncharov noted that during the creation of Prokhorov’s new party along with his true supporters people eager to get to the top and make a career in any ways are seeking to join Prokhorov’s party. “However, if a youth movement in support of Prokhorov is registered after all that I do not believe in time-serving members will be barred from the membership in the movement and only figures ideologically loyal to Prokhorov will stay in the movement,” he underlined.

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