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Monday, March 19, 2018

Yavlinsky announced primaries for candidates in mayors of Moscow

The founder of the party “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky announced the intention of the party to hold primaries to determine candidate for the post of mayor of Moscow. In them, said Yavlinsky, will participate as the leader of the Moscow branch of the party Sergey Mitrokhin and independent politician Dmitry Gudkov.

photo: Lily Sharlovskoe

As said Yavlinsky at a press conference in “Interfax”, he hopes that “for the first time it will be successful in the primaries, rather than those that end, I will not say what. We want all mayoral candidates took part in them”.

Recall that before the elections to the State Duma 2016 primaries Parnassus failed: as considered in the party, this was due to hacking of the security services, and the results of the primaries in the three parties included the nationalist Vyacheslav Maltsev, which ultimately caused a split in the opposition.

According to the founder of the “Yabloko”, in the mayoral primaries he hopes to see not only Mitrokhin and Gennady Gudkov, but also other possible candidates, and expects that the themes who “never discusses everything referring to how to an economic issue.”

Evaluation of the participants in the primaries will have to give as party members, and municipal deputies, journalists and experts.

However, noted Yavlinsky, much will also depend on the outcome of the presidential election, which he is going to stand as a candidate.

Recall that at the moment, the Moscow branch “the Apple” almost refused admission due to a declared ally Dmitry Gudkov, Maxim Katz, intentions to bring back their supporters and their votes to shift Mitrokhin from his post. This is supported Gudkov and Katz in Moscow, was elected more than 250 independent municipal deputies, most of whom formally went under the brand name “Apple”, while having no relation to Mitrokhin.

The Mitrokhin now entered into an open struggle with Gudkov, challenged him to a debate, already the third in six months, having been refused and having reproached opponent of cowardice, and calling it “not an ally” and “ugly”.

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