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Saturday, October 22, 2016

The members of the Parnassus decided to remove Kasyanov from the post of Chairman of the party

In Parnassus, who gained in the past elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation 0,7% of the votes, there was a serious internal contradictions, told the Newspaper.<url>” member of the Federal Council of the party lawyer Vadim Prokhorov (he is now, we will remind, represents interests of a family member Boris Nemtsov, one of the former leaders of Parnas).

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Mikhail Kasyanov

According to Prokhorov, confirmed by several interlocutors in the party, the current sole leader, Mikhail Kasyanov, at the next Congress going to get rid of intra-party opposition in the face of Prokhorov, coordinator, “Open Russia” Vladimir Kara-Murza, Deputy Chairman of Parnas Ilya Yashin and the leader of St. Petersburg branch Andrey Pivovarov.

In the party there are serious questions to Kasyanov associated with poor outcome in the elections, and with the assistance of the Federal trio Vyacheslav Maltsev who has won until the end and not held primaries. In this connection it is planned to require him to leave the current post. (Before the election Maltsev has suggested to his supporters to decrypt the PARNAS not as “Party of people’s freedom”, but as “the Party of Russian comes.”)

While on Tuesday it became known that the Kostroma branch of the party has already initiated the resignation of Kasyanov from the post of its leader: among the claims was called as the weak performance of the party in last year’s elections in Kostroma and at the current Duma. Also the Kostroma branch was dissatisfied with the figure Maltsev and finally lined up at Parnassus unity of command Kasyanov failed coalition talks.

Recall that the design of the beginning of the year, when around Parnassus intended to unite a number of democratic forces, including supporters of Alexei Navalny, eventually collapsed, and the three Federal party was submitted by Kasyanov, Vyacheslav Maltsev and Professor Andrei Zubov.

While initially the party was formed as a coalition uniting with several co-chairs, including, in particular, Vladimir Ryzhkov, in the end who went to these elections with the support of “Apple”.

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