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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Khodorkovsky summed up the Duma elections

Mikhail Khodorkovsky commented on the results of the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation in which participated supported the candidates of the “Open elections”.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Recall that none of them could not pass in the State Duma, which, however, failed and the representatives of other parties, excluding the leaders of the “homeland” and “Civic platform”, in the districts which the EP has not fielded candidates.

Read about the results of elections in single-member districts.

Khodorkovsky reiterated that “Open elections” was first and foremost an education project designed to prepare the political elite of Russia “for the future”. In his opinion, the fact that of the 24 selected candidates, 19 have reached the voting day and in total gathered more than 100 thousand votes, who “managed to force the Commission to reflect in the protocols” were a success for “new policy name” and “a good stepping stone for the future.”

Khodorkovsky also said that the candidates “Open elections” on average, scored about three percent, which exceeds the result of the majority of parties participating in the elections, and therefore in society there is a “request for new names”.

The next challenge for companies Khodorkovsky sees the choice between ways of changing the country and calls for a “democratic vanguard” “to gather, to rethink their overall strategy and to convince fellow citizens to support it”, and he intends to do everything in his power.

At the moment, the former head of Yukos has launched a project for the election of an alternative candidate for the presidential elections 2018.

Recall that among the candidates “Open elections” to the Duma was Maria Baronova, Konstantin Jankauskas, Olga zhakova, Yulia Yuzik, Natalia, Gryaznevich, Andrei Pivovarov, Jaroslav Svyatoslavsky, and others.

Elections to the State Duma 2016. Chronicle of events

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