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Vasiliy Yakemenko organises Party of Power

May 22, 2012, 12:17 UTC+3

While explaining the party’s ideology, Yakemenko failed to say whether it would be centrist or liberal

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MOSCOW, May 22 (Itar-Tass World Service) —  Acting head of the federal agency on youth policies /Rosmolodezh/ Vasiliy Yakemenko announced organisation of his own party, which would have an ambitious name of the Party of Power. He claimed being able to become an opponent of President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at next elections. Vasiliy Yakemenko told a news conference he had discussed his decision with the Kremlin and got support there.

The Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports Yakemenko as saying the party would be “based on social networks and will be self-organising” and will rely on “the middle class, including those, who join the protest rallies in Moscow.” He explained that the party would have nothing to do with the Nashi Movement, but members of the movement would be able to work actively in the party.

While explaining the party’s ideology, Yakemenko failed to say whether it would be centrist or liberal. He turned attention of the news conference to the conflict between some “new feudal lords and the people of future” (the middle class). In the end of the news conference he cast stone at United Russia by doubting its victory at elections in 2016.

The newspaper quotes Deputy Head of A Just Russia faction Mikhail Yemelyanov as supposing the party may be transferred into a backup option: “If the situation in the country aggravates and United Russia loses its authority for good, why not taking out Yakemenko?” Yemelyanov is sure that now that the power has refused from abrupt measures like banning registration of parties, of use will be more elegant methods – financial, organisational and political.

Representatives of the creative class, who has been wandering Moscow boulevards for two weeks now, activists of the Nashi Movement who wear pig costumes while chasing the boulevards for those nomads, as well as all those who has become or aspires becoming a “person of future” and who want to create “peace in the world”, will find finally a shelter, the Moskovsky Komsomolets writes ironically. This is what Vasiliy Yakemenko thinks and thus organises for those a party with a modest name of the Party of Power. He is due to organise the first congress of the party within several days. When asked if the question about the party had been approved by the Kremlin, he replied affirmatively and added it would be the very “people of future” who would decide whether the party would be loyal to the authorities or vice versa.

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