The ruling party complained to the Electoral Commission about YABLOKO’s video criticizing the Governor
Press release, 01.09.2016
The ruling United Russia party complained to the Election Commission of the Novgorod Region about YABLOKO’s video criticizing the Governor. The representatives of United Russia disapproved of YABLOKO’s calls for dismissal of Governor Sergei Minin. According to the complainants, the criticism of the Governor violates the electoral legislation.
However, YABLOKO has been in opposition to the Governor of the Novgorod Region for a long time. In 2013 then-Chairman of YABLOKO Sergei Mitrokhin called the President of Russia to dismiss Governor Minin for waste of money for road building and collapse of the housing and utilities sector.
The political and economic situation in the region changed for the worse over three years. The Novgorod branch of YABLOKO claims that Governor Sergei Minin bears responsibility for the crisis in the region. Therefore, YABLOKO states that the Governor must resign.