Even before the announcement of official results for municipal elections in Moscow, the opposition continued to publicly fight though, it would seem that there is something to be happy about. Leader of “Union Democrats” Dmitry Gudkov and head of the Moscow Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin of the potential companions have become explicit political opponents.
As soon as the elections to municipal councils was over, and independent candidates received the 226 seats, Dmitry Gudkov and head of his headquarters Maxim Katz said that start preparing for mayoral elections. In the election race retired SR is going to participate from the party “Yabloko” (he still needs to pass the municipal filter, and the required number of districts was submitted by the independent candidates, this is not reached).
And all anything, here only “the Apple” have already identified preliminary candidate for this position. We are talking about the head of the Moscow branch Sergey Mitrokhin who is not willing to give this place a “younger friend” and actively criticizes his behavior during the election campaign. Hooters hopes that with Mitrokhin he will “reach an understanding” and “will go as a single team”.
To the question “MK” on how he intends to settle with Mitrokhin contradictions, Gudkov said that the challenge is not his, but of the party “Yabloko”.
“I in turn now will create structure that will be able to have a very bright offensive campaign. If Mitrokhin wants to help our campaign, to join the team, I will be very happy,” he said.
Less politically correct behaved Maxim Katz. It is plain text — and not for the first time – said Mitrokhin’s time to leave their post and pass the Moscow “Yabloko” more effective managers, referring to himself.
“MK” asked Sergei Mitrokhin, whether he agrees with this situation; in response, he noted the actions of the political tandem “adolescent immaturity”. In his understanding, offers to leave his post in the “Apple” and become a “Deputy Prime Minister” with Gudkov a few discordant with each other.
– I believe that he still has time to run for the post, — said Mitrokhin, — he almost never did Moscow issues in them absolutely incompetent. And besides, he never actually in no way helped the Muscovites.
According to Mitrokhin, the main role in the municipal elections played “an Apple”, and Gudkov “satisfied on this too much PR to yourself”.
“I will oppose his nomination,” said the politician.
Earlier in the district of Khamovniki group on Facebook Sergei Mitrokhin appealed to Gudkov: “who are you, Dima? I suggest to forget its didactic tone”. The replica was tied to dismissive, according to Mitrokhin, Gudkov review in respect of a Deputy of the Khamovniki Oleksandra Perusini
We recalled Dmitry Gudkov’s statement after the election, that he is ready to offer Mitrokhin as Deputy mayor in the event of his victory. What the former MP noted that it was not a concrete proposal Mitrokhin, but rather voiced a possible cooperation in the future.
The Central leadership of the “Yabloko” the conflict between the potential candidates has not commented. According to the Chairman of the party Emilia Kabanovoy, she expresses gratitude to the team of Dmitry Gudkov and him personally for the work done during the race. The question of the nomination of the candidate in mayors “will be resolved democratically.”
We will remind that on elections of the mayor of Moscow in 2013, Sergei Mitrokhin became only the fourth, gaining 3.51 percent of votes (the mayor — of 51.37%, Navalny — 27,24%, the Communist Ivan Melnikov — 10.69 percent).
Meanwhile, Alexei Navalny on the evening of Monday still congratulated Gudkov with the results of his team in the elections of municipal deputies, the words “the Advantages of the project outweighed the cons,” noting that candidates who decided to run for election in the draft Gudkov, had to go into bondage, “by signing stupid obligations”, besides some of them were moved under the auspices of “Apple”.
Navalny believes that “Apple affiliation” in areas where there is no obvious democratic electorate, like Marina, does not give chances to win.
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