Vice-Chairman of Parnassus Konstantin Merzlikin has responded to the statement by the lawyer and member of the Federal Council of the party Vadim Prokhorov on the need to change the leadership of the political forces.
Prokhorov explained his opinion that PARNASSUS for the second consecutive year shows a very low percentage in the elections (in 2015 from 2 percent of the vote he failed in the Kostroma region, and now from 0.7% was defeated in the elections to the state Duma).
In addition, according to the lawyer, damage the reputation of the party struck, and the inclusion of its Federal trio for the second room of Vyacheslav Maltsev, adhering to nationalist views.
In the end, Prokhorov announced that the upcoming Monday the Congress of the Federal political Council will need to raise the question about resignation of Mikhail Kasyanov from the post of Chairman of the party, while, according to him, Kasyanov intends to exclude from the Parnas opposition: Vladimir Kara-Marz, Ilya Yashin and of Prokhorov.
In response to these statements and Merzlikin has informed RIA “news” that all this is “purely personal” opinion Prokhorov, and political responsibility for the failure of the elections lies with the party leadership.
In addition, Merzlikin said that Prokhorov would do in this case, “to go, to create another party that is more in line with his interests and views.
Earlier, Kasyanov said the lack of presidential ambitions.