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Friday, October 21, 2016

Khakamada returned to politics, leading the list of the “Party of Growth” in Moscow

Irina Khakamada has agreed to head the Moscow group of the “Party of Growth” in the upcoming elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, she said “Vedomosti”.

photo: Lily Sharlovskoe

Recall that Hakamada was already a Deputy of the state Duma: she worked there for three terms, from 1993 to 2003. However, the last time she ran for Parliament on the list of “Union of right forces, who later headed the prisoner now Nikita Belykh.

In 2004, she ran for President of Russia, gaining just under 4% of the vote. Recent years Khakamada was a member of the Council on human rights under the RF President, and often not supported by public policy: in 2014, said the annexation of Crimea.

Recall that the “Party of Growth”, led by business Ombudsman Boris Titov, was founded in recent months on the basis of the “Right things”, a failed project of the Mikhail Prokhorov era elections to the state Duma in 2011.

Titov has tried to bring to the updated party several notable figures, in particular, Yevgeny Roizman, but most of them refused the offer. In addition, was marked by the activities of the party and the scandal: she tried to nominate a candidate in single-mandate district Tushino Moscow businessman Dmitry Potapenko, despite the fact that his intention to stand here with the support of Yabloko previously reported, opposition Duma Deputy Dmitry Gudkov. In the end the situation with Potapenko has not yet received any development. In this earlier Khakamada supported Gudkov in the upcoming elections to the state Duma.

In his program “Party of Growth” focuses purely on the economy, offering a number of measures to improve the rate of Russia’s GDP, one of the ideologists of the program of the “Party of Growth” is a well-known economist Yak Mirkin.

The pre-election Congress of the party is to be held.

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