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Monday, September 18, 2017

Gudkov explained the reluctance to debate with Mitrokhin for the post of mayor of Moscow

Declared the nomination for mayor of Moscow eks-the Deputy of the state Duma Dmitry Gudkov explained his reluctance for the third time in six months to participate in a debate with the leader of the Moscow branch of the “Yabloko” Sergei Mitrokhin.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Today, Mitrokhin on Twitter said that Gudkov calls the debate “in the last election, and the election of the Moscow mayor.”

In response Gudkov recalled that twice in the last six months has publicly debated with Mitrokhin, and both times the audience gave preference to his position. The only opponent for himself in Moscow at the moment, Gudkov considered the mayor of the capital Sergey Sobyanin, asking the chief editor of “echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov try to organize their debate.

In addition, the politician noted that he sees not only the debate with his “political ally” Mitrokhin, but point in a new conversation, as it is in any case will not affect the nomination of the candidate in mayors from the party. The decision may take only a regional conference, which, according to Gudkov, will take place this autumn.

Recall that it Mitrokhin may lose post of leader of the Moscow branch, as the party needs to engage elected with the support of municipal deputies Gudkov (Yabloko most of them were put forward formally). On their support counts ally Gudkov Maksim Kats, a year ago declared his intention to lead the MoscowYabloko” Mitrokhin instead, displacing it with this post.

Note that in the aftermath of this Sunday’s elections, Mitrokhin already


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