Russian billionaire Prokhorov joins presidential race

Moscow, Jan 26: Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has become the latest candidate to join the country’s presidential race, Xinhua reported.

The Central Election Commission Wednesday approved his candidacy.

It has approved five candidates so far for the March 4 presidential election. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) chief Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of A Just Russia party Sergei Mironov and the independent, Prokhorov.