Billionaire businessman Mikhail Prokhorov skeleton to run for Moscow mayor in 2015, sources tighten to a aristocrat told Kommersant daily.
Prokhorov, who took second place in a city in March’s presidential polls with only over 20 percent of a vote, is approaching to strictly announce his bid during a news discussion subsequent week, a paper said.
Current mayor Sergei Sobyanin, a tighten fan of President Vladimir Putin, due on Thursday permitting eccentric possibilities to run in a elections, a initial in Moscow given 2003.
Sobyanin was commissioned by a Kremlin following a exclusion of long-time mayor Yury Luzhkov in 2010.
Opposition parties gave a rhythmical acquire to Sobyanin’s proposal, observant a requirement for eccentric possibilities to have a support of during lest 6 percent of municpal lawmakers – down from a 10 percent due by a Moscow Duma final week – could still infer a hindrance.
“That 6 percent shows that in Sobyanin’s pierce there is some-more PR than anything else,” A Just Russia celebration MP Alexander Ageyev told Kommersant.
Liberal Yabloko celebration personality Sergei Mitrokhin echoed a sentiment, observant a commission is still “an opposed barrier.”
“There are not adequate antithesis lawmakers to concede all eccentric possibilities to register,” he said.