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Civil Force political party: newcomers to the Russian political arena

Maksim Kononenko, Higher Council Member of the Civil Force political party

2002 - Support Entrepreneurship party founded
2004 - Party renamed Free Russia
2007 - Free Russia party renamed All-Russian Political Party, Civil Force
2007 - Maksim Kononenko joins Civil Force party higher council
2007 - Current party membership 60,000

The parliamentary election will take place in Russia on December 2. On that day the lower chamber of Parliament, the State Duma, will be elected according to the party-list proportional representation system. Almost a dozen political parties are campaigning for seats in parliament and today we’re introducing Maksim Kononenko – a Higher Council Member of the Civil Force political party.