Communist Party nominates fmr. MP Kumin as Moscow mayoral candidate
MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - The Moscow branch of the Communist Party of Russia has nominated former State Duma deputy Vadim Kumin for the post of Moscow mayor, Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov said.
"The party's Moscow branch nominated Vadim Kumin as its mayoral candidate at its conference yesterday," Zyuganov said at a press conference at Interfax's main office on Friday.
Kumin was in charge of several major projects and helped author 12 bills that were subsequently submitted to the State Duma, he said.
The head of the Moscow branch, Valery Rashkin, nominated Kumin at the conference, Zyuganov said.
Rashkin said that there had been several people competing with Kumin, but the majority of conference participants voted for Kumin and his program.
"Kumin is a highly experienced manager and is also known as a federal politician," Rashkin said.