Just Russia party remove one more YABLOKO candidate from the election race
Press Release, 22.07.2014
YABLOKO candidate for deputy of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan Sergei Sitko was removed from the election race due to Just Russia’s application.
Sergei Sitko decided to run in the elections as YABLOKO candidate though he was member of the Just Russia party. He wrote the membership cancellation letter beforehand but the leadership of the local Just Russia branch decided to consider the letter within two months.
The same situation took place in Moscow. YABLOKO candidate for Moscow City Duma deputy Victor Fedoruk wasn’t registered as candidate because Just Russia didn’t expel him from the party and demanded not to register him.
Sergei Mitrokhin demanded from Chair of the Just Russia party Sergei Mironov to retract the letter demanding not the register Fedoruk. However, the demand was ignored.
YABLOKO claim that Just Russia violate the law on political parties which guarantee the right to freely defect from a party.