Diplomat believes Morgan Freeman was 'roped in' to be weaponized in anti-Russia crusadeRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 18:02
Russian lawyer blasts ‘medieval’ efforts by UK Paralympic athletes to fake handicapSport September 20, 17:36
Aftermath of powerful earthquake in MexicoWorld September 20, 17:28
Over 50 countries sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at UNWorld September 20, 17:15
Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of allowing Pyongyang to develop nuclear weaponsWorld September 20, 17:06
Russian planes return to bases after Zapad-2017 exerciseMilitary & Defense September 20, 16:37
German Olaf Langer appointed head coach for Russian women’s basketball teamSport September 20, 16:13
Amur leopard conservation center opens in Russian Far EastSociety & Culture September 20, 16:01
Germany 'takes note' of Trump’s statement on North KoreaWorld September 20, 16:00
KIEV, July 30. /TASS/. In the run-up to local elections due on October 25, Ukraine has seen an upsurge in the market of political parties offered for sale, with prices starting from $25,000 apiece. Over the past six months, a total of 27 political parties have been registered in Ukraine, some bearing rather exotic names such as Glory to Ukraine or The Good Samaritan.
Contact information is readily available at Internet forums, says the daily Vesti. The party’s registration date does not matter, so low-profile projects may also sell well.
"Even an embryonic party with no local chapters will do. The sole mandatory requirement is that it should be eventually registered in the customer’s own region," lawyers explain.
"We have several parties on offer. Some are newly-founded, no more than six months old. Others have been in politics for two, three or five years, the list is rather long," says mediator Dmitry, adding that prices start at $25,000. Another vendor, Andrei, offers the political party calling itself Independent Political Platform for "a tiny $40,000".
"Money down, and we will arrange for a convention and have the leader and board members re-elected," he promised.
The market of political parties went agile shortly after Ukraine's parliament adopted a law on local elections. Political technologist Andrey Zolotaryov said the parties may come in handy for those who put a stake on local projects.
"That is the surest way of getting into the legal space the new election law requires," he added.