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Monday, March 19, 2018

“Kasyanov has proposed to merge PARNAS and Yabloko”

The chair of Parnas Mikhail Kasyanov responded on Facebook in his open letter to public figures in “Novaya Gazeta”, calling Yabloko and PARNAS to go for the next elections with a common list.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

Mikhail Kasyanov

The appeal appeared on 23 February, it was signed, in particular, Dmitry Bykov, Leah Akhedzhakova, Yuri Kim, Lev Rubinstein, Sergei Yursky, Ksenia Larina and others. The authors of the letter urged both parties to go on elections “one cohesive unit”: it was assumed that the members of Parnassus should participate in elections as candidates from Yabloko, and Yabloko, in turn, would enter the Democratic coalition, whose leader is PARNASSUS.

Read about the prospects of bringing Democrats.

Today, Mikhail Kasyanov has put forward an alternative proposal: in his view, both parties must and did unite, creating a single political force: “Apple-PARNAS”. In this solution, Kasyanov sees the only way out before the elections to the state Duma: “the current legislation does not allow to create electoral blocs and prohibits members of the same party to be nominated as candidates for election on the ticket of another party.”

According to Kasyanov, a similar Association can be held in the next three months.

Earlier, in a letter to Novaya Gazeta responded and the new leader of the “Yabloko” Emilia Slabunov.

In her opinion, the party to unite is not necessary, instead they need to “match candidates” in single-member districts and candidates of Parnassus should leave his party and to enter in “the Apple”, while supporting his policy documents and the candidacy of Grigory Yavlinsky in the presidential elections of the Russian Federation in 2018.

According to Kabanovoy, the last — “key question”.

Recall that the current batch of PARNASSUS is the result of combining “Republican party,” Vladimir Ryzhkov of Parnas and in fact – the “Party of people’s freedom”. As a result of integration Ryzhkov has lost the leading position in the political power , the sole leader which left Kasyanov.


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