YABLOKO’s candidates from single-mandate constituencies receive wide support in Moscow and St.Petersburg
YABLOKO managed to get high results on party lists in the parliamentary elections – 9.5 per cent in Moscow and 9 per cent in St.Petersburg. YABLOKO’s candidates in single-mandate constituencies also received wide support in these cities.
Four single-mandate candidates came second in the race in Moscow: Sergei Mitrokhin, Dmitry Gudkov, Julia Galyamina and Kirill Goncharov.
Dmitry Gudkov who ran in Tushino District, Moscow, received 20.4 per cent of votes.
“Thanks to everyone who worked in our wonderful headquarters, thank you, who were a supporter and volunteer. Our team had over 3,000 people, and we had the best campaign in this election, ” Godkov wrote on his web-page.
Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of the Moscow YABLOKO, scored 12.5 per cent in Babushkinsky District, Moscow.
“Many thanks to all 20,997 residents of constituency No 196 who supported me in this election!” Sergei Mitrokhin thanked his voters.
Julia Galyamina running from YABLOKO in Leningradsky District gained 14.7%.
“Dear 23,684 citizens, thank you for your trust. I will try to justify it, even without being a deputy,” Galyamina said.
Kirill Goncharov obtained 11.3 per cent in Nagatinskiy District.
“After the final vote counting [it turned out that] 19,390 people supported me. I am grateful to everyone who gave vote in my support. We were able to increase the share of votes received by the federal list of YABLOKO in the district from 6 per cent in 2011 to 9 percent now, and despite the fall in turnout by almost two times, we virtually maintained our voters. Moreover, our Party is rates the fourth [in the district], ahead of A Just Russia party,” Goncharov said.
Other single-mandate candidates also received high percentage of votes in Moscow: Igor Nikolayev (13.8 per cent), Andrei Babushkin (14.7 per cent), Olga Demicheva (10.2 per cent), Mikhail Peskov (10.9 per cent), Elena Rusakova (12.2 per cent).
St. Petersburg has also gave a large number of votes to YABLOKO’s single-mandate candidates. Thus, Mikhail Amosov received 13.3 per cent of votes and Nikolay Rybakov – 13.9 per cent.
“If there is a point somewhere, where all those who are against the present system can unite, now it is absolutely clear: here it is – in YABLOKO. A vote is not enough. Being an observer in elections is not enough. A donation is not enough. Propaganda for YABLOKO is not enough. The only thing that will help to really change something is active participation in YABLOKO’s work”, Rybakov noted.
The party succeeded to pass to the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, Mikhail Amosov and Boris Vishnevsky became MPs there. They won in single-mandate constituencies: Mikhail Amosov received 20.8 per cent of votes and Boris Vishnevsky – 25.64 per cent.
“[It will be] difficult to work in the newly elected Legislative Assembly: almost all the MPs represent the United Russia party and its satellites. But we will manage. Today, YABLOKO is the only parliamentary alternative to the authorities. In contrast to those who signed the agreement with the ruling party on “fair elections”, Vishnevsky wrote on his Facebook page.
Other YABLOKO single-mandate candidates in St.Petersburg also showed good results in the elections to the Legislative Assembly: Olga Tsepilova (17.9 per cent), Andrei Palevitch (15.21 per cent), Anatoly Golov (15.04 per cent) and Kirill Strakhov (12.91 per cent).