Billionaire presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov said that if he wins the election he might name former Russian Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin or jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky as his prime minister.
“I have a candidate for the post of prime minister. I even have several candidates. One can be voiced right now - Aleksei Kudrin,” Prokhorov said on Echo Moskvy radio.
He added that he had not discussed the matter with Kudrin yet.
Khodorkovsky is another potential prime minister in a Prokhorov presidency.
“There definitely may be a place (in the government) for Khodorkovsky, including as prime minister,” Prokhorov said.
Prokhorov also said there could be a job for Oksana Dmitrieva, who is a State Duma deputy for the Just Russia party. In the late 1990s she headed the Labor and Social Development Ministry for several months. She currently sits on the Duma's budget and tax committee.
Former Kremlin deputy chief of staff and current Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov might also join a Prokhorov government. “I would entrust North Caucasus issues to Vladislav. That is where his talents could be deployed.”