Buying votes is anancient, if not entirely honorable, practice, but Russian nationalistVladimir Zhirinovsky has added a new wrinkle to the electionprocess. He has sold slots on his party list to those who canpersonally pay sizable chunks of cash into the party’s coffers,Obshchaya gazeta (no. 31) reported. As a result of a programwhich the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia leader calls "themobilization of funds for the election campaign," many ofZhirinovsky’s original allies have been left off the ticket.
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