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Billionaire Prokhorov to Run for City Legislature

Businessman Mikhail Prokhorov on Wednesday announced plans to run for the Moscow City legislature next year.

One of the country's wealthiest people, Prokhorov will run both on his own party's ticket — the Civil Platform party — and in a single-mandate electoral district, he said on the Rossia-24 television channel.

"I don't think one thing excludes the other," he said, adding that in his opinion, "politics are for accomplished people that want to change the country."

Prokhorov created the Civil Platform party last year. The aim of the party, he said at that time, "is to hold a license, to allow leaders of civil society to take part in elections, since this political system is not the one where we want to work."

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