Putin names Govorukhin as Presidential campaign chief

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 08, 2011 18:41 hrs

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin picked up filmmaker Stanislav Govorukhin to execute his campaign for next year's Presidential elections.

Putin told his supporters on Thursday that he wants to use a group, All-Russia People´s Front, as the basis of his campaign.

The amorphous group was launched by Putin in May.

Putin´s United Russia party won Sunday's parliamentary election but with a much less majority.

Moscow and other cities witnessed several rallies in the past couple of days as protesters alleged fraud in Sunday's parliamentary vote that mostly went in favor of United Russia.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Wednesday demanded for a re-run of the election.

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