Mikhail Prokhorov might re-register his foreign assets to run for mayor of Moscow

Mikhail Prokhorov, leader of the party Civil Platform, will have time to re-register his foreign assets to run for the post of Moscow mayor, a source with knowledge on the situation told Interfax.

Mikhail Prokhorov, leader of the party Civil Platform, will have time to re-register his foreign assets to run for the post of Moscow mayor, a source with knowledge on the situation told Interfax.

"The law firms hired by Prokhorov have decided that he will have enough time to bring his assets into compliance with the current legislation," the source said, adding that no final decision on the candidate nominated by Civil Platform for the Moscow mayoral elections has been made yet.

"It may be Prokhorov or his sister Irina. The option of former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov being nominated for the post is not completely ruled out," the source told Interfax.

Prokhorov will announce the candidate for the elections at a press conference on June 13.

On June 10, Prokhorov said he had met with Yury Luzhkov.

"We had a two-hour conversation, during which we discussed our plans for the summer," Prokhorov told reporters.

Luzhkov said he has not discussed the upcoming Moscow mayoral elections with Prokhorov and the conversation had addressed the expansion of Moscow.

"I have really met with Prokhorov. However, the meeting did not address the issue of the upcoming elections of the Moscow mayor," Luzhkov told Interfax on Tuesday.

"Besides personal things, we discussed the situation with the expansion of Moscow," Luzhkov said.

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