The Russian Justice Ministry has registered the 35th party in the country - the Russian Political Party of Peace and Unity.
Former Soviet parliament deputy, ex-head of the public organization Standing Presidium of the Congress of Soviet People's Deputies Sazhi Umalatova is the new party's chairperson.
The party website declared democratic socialism as the party guideline. "The Party of Peace and Unity seeks free and lasting peace, an open, just and consolidated society, equality and self-determination of citizens for the sake of freedom from poverty, exploitation and fear," the party program runs.
The Russian Central Elections Commission denied registration of a federal candidate list of the Party of Peace and Unity in the State Duma election in 2007. The party disbanded itself later on and declared the wish to join the Patriots of Russia party.
Then President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law on April 3 to simplify the rules for party registration. The law entered into force on the next day. It cut the number of party members necessary for registration from 40,000 to 500.
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