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Russian challenger urges joint currency with EU

Russian challenger urges joint currency with EU

The Russian billionaire challenging Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in March's presidential election says he will push for a common currency with the European Union if elected.
Mikhail Prokhorov, estimated to be worth $18 billion, didn't explain details of his proposal for a "common global currency based on the euro and the ruble" in the guidelines of his election platform released Thursday.
The 46-year-old also said he would disband the parliament elected in a fraud-tainted vote earlier this month, and call a repeat election next December. That echoed the demand of participants in recent massive protests, fueled by ballot-stuffing and other violations in the Dec. 4 election.
Prokhorov _ who made his fortune in metals, banking and media _ also owns 80 percent of the New Jersey Nets.


Updated : 2021-03-09 02:37 GMT+08:00