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Former prosecutor sets up party

Saakashvili will be the chief ideologist of the political force

Former prosecutor sets up party

On the basis of the public Movement for Purification head of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili will create a new political party, said the former Deputy Prosecutor General David Sakvarelidze.

"We are in consultations with all the healthy political and civic organizations and aim to create the first healthy political force in Ukraine," Sakvarelidze told a press conference in Kharkiv as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine.

He also said that the talks involve consultations with people's deputies, Serhiy Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayem. The new political force may incorporate "the best part" of the Movement for Purification. "

The party will be oriented to small and medium business, and one of the ideologists of the new political force will be Mikheil Saakashvili. "Saakashvili will be with us, of course, and he will be one of the ideologues and the drivers of this new party," Sakvarelidze said.

"The party will be totally new. It will be created from scratch rather than remodelled of renamed," Sakvarelidze said.

He promised that the financing of the party will be transparent.

Earlier, Saakashvili's aide Aleksandr Borovik announced creation of a new party. Saakashvili denied the plans.

Throughout February and March, the Movement for Purification led by Saakashvili's held anti-corruption forums in almost all regional centers of Ukraine.

In late February, Saakashvili himself demanded early elections to the Verkhovna Rada.