A Just Russia, center-left party in the Russian lower house of parliament, has put its leader Sergei Mironov on top of the elections list in the forthcoming parliamentary poll.
Mironov, who in May lost his job as speaker of the upper house of parliament, emphasized that the main points of the party's election program include measures to tackle poverty and corruption in Russia as well as ongoing struggle against the monopoly of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party.
"A Just Russia will continue its struggle against United Russia's monopoly. Political struggle remains on the agenda of our party," he said.
Earlier in the day, President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed Putin to run for president in next year's election, ending months of speculation over which man would run for the post. In his turn, Putin told the congress that Medvedev should top the party's list of candidates in parliamentary elections on December 4.
Gennady Zyuganov will lead the Russian Communist Party in the forthcoming elections.
Russian parties can currently only get win if they receive a minimum seven percent of the vote. The government has discussed lowering that limit to five percent.