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Moreover, the ambitious plans of the policy does not affect even the fact that his party “Yabloko” failed to secure substantial support of the voters and to overcome the 5% barrier necessary for passage of the “Yabloko” in the State Duma of the Russian Federation. After counting 38% of the ballots of the voters, Yavlinsky’s party takes first place among the liberal parties-outsiders. “Apple managed to enlist the support of 1.52% of the voters, which clearly is not enough to count on a place in the state Duma of the seventh convocation, and in order to be eligible for public funding (for this the party must gain 3% of the votes of Russian voters).
“The party “Yabloko” will take an active part in history, which will be called “presidential elections”… today I am a presidential candidate from the party “Yabloko”, – said Yavlinsky, quoted by REGNUM.
The leader of the party “Yabloko” added that after the current elections to the state Duma party United Russia gained the majority of votes to run for President of Russia in 2018 – now his direct responsibility.
Recall that Yavlinsky has tried their “power” in the presidential election in 2000. Then his rival was acting President took Vladimir Putin, “political star” which soon ignited. In 2000, however, attempt to rely on the “middle class” and intellectuals, and calls to build a “Russia without dictators and oligarchs” didn’t find support among voters and Yavlinsky lost to Putin. scored 50,94 % of the vote. “Silver” went to Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov (he received 31,21 % of the vote). Grigory Yavlinsky took only third place, he expressed confidence in 5.8% of Russians.