Business tycoon and leader of the Civil Platform party Mikhail Prokhorov has approved the decision of the party's regional chapter in Yaroslavl to place Yaroslavl mayor Yevgeny Urlashov at the top of the party ticket in the elections to the regional legislature, an Interfax correspondent reports.
"The decision you made today is politically balanced and correct from the human point of view. I support your decision and will do my utmost so that we would go through the election successfully," Prokhorov who attended the party conference in Yaroslavl said.
He said that the victory of the Civil Platform in the coming election will be the best manifestation of support for Urlashov.
The fact that Urlashov who is now in custody as a suspect in a case of large-scale bribery will head the party ticket in the election was announced by head of the regional chapter of the Civil Platform Mikhail Pisarets.
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