December 29, 1999
2% of the bulletins remain to be processed by the Central
Electoral Committee before the final official results can
be announced: Yabloko has 5.98%
The final results of the Duma elections:
Yabloko obtained 5.93% of the vote
The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) has
released the final results of the State Duma elections.
Central Electoral Committee needs to process the final 2%
of the bulletins and tally the present figures with the data in the protocols
of the electoral districts commissions before the final
official results are announced.
|December 21, 1999
Yavlinsky, "In the new Duma the Yabloko faction will
not join other blocs and will continue to assert its principled
The leader of Yabloko, Grigory Yavlinsky,
declared that in the new Duma the Yabloko faction would
not join other blocs and would continue to assert its principled
policies on the most urgent political and economic issues.
|December 20, 1999
Lukin: Despite the difficult conditions we managed to retain
One of Yabloko's leaders, the Chairman of
the Committee for International Affairs of the State Duma
of the second convocation Vladimir Lukin, commented on the
preliminary results of the elections to the State Duma ,
whereby Yabloko together with five other electoral blocs
overcame the 5% barrier. Vladimir Lukin expressed his satisfaction
with these results.
Stepashin believes that Yabloko will be able to become a
centre in the new State Duma for a union of right wing forces
Ex-Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin, who
won a seat to the State Duma in the 209th single mandate
electoral district in St Petersburg, thinks that Yabloko
will be able to become a "centre for a broad union
of right wing forces" in the new Duma. He expressed
this opinion in an interview with journalists on December
Petersburg politicians assess the results of the State Duma
elections in the Northern capital of Russia
The Chairman of the St Petersburg branch
of Yabloko, Alexander Shishlov, noted in a discussion with
journalists on December 20, 1999, that, although Yabloko
"expected a better showing in St Petersburg, the results
should not be treated as a defeat for the party". "We
are satisfied that Yabloko representatives came first in
single mandate electoral districts, winning in four out
of eight districts," noted Shishlov.
Yavlinsky: Yabloko's showing in the elections was worse
than expected owing to unfair competitive conditions
Explaining why Yabloko did not fare as well
in the Duma elections as it had expected, Grigory Yavlinsky
said at a press conference on December 20, 1999, that unlike
" Unity" and the "Union of Right Wing Forces"
Yabloko was not accorded any air time on ORT and RTR TV
Lukin: the Duma elections cannot be considered democratic
The First Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, Vladimir
Lukin, thinks that "the Duma elections cannot be considered
Yavlinsky thinks that the leadership of "The Unity"
(Yedinstvo) bloc indicates that Russia is "in many
aspects still a Soviet country"
The leader of the Yabloko
association Grigory Yavlinsky thinks that the success of
"The Unity" (Yedinstvo) bloc at the parliamentary
elections indicates that Russia is "in many aspects
still a Soviet country".
|December 17, 1999
Yavlinsky: Failures in Chechnya may lead to the collapse
of the whole official political structure in Russia
The leader of Yabloko Grigory Yavlinsky
is convinced that the stability of the present government
in Russia " depends 90% on developments in Chechnya".
Yavlinsky believes that the federal budget for 2000 will
have to be revised
The leader of Yabloko Grigory Yavlinsky
thinks that the federal budget for 2000 will have to be
revised during its implementation. He expressed this opinion
at a press conference on December 17, 1999.
Yavlinsky, "Yabloko will form the Government in 2000"
Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the public
political association, Yabloko, is certain that Yabloko
will form the federal Government in Russia in 2000, after
the elections of the President of Russia.
Yavlinsky confirms his participation in the elections of
the President of the RF
The Leader of the Yabloko party
confirmed that he would take part in the presidential elections
As he announced at a press conference on
December 17, 1999, the participation of Yabloko in these
elections is not simply related to presidential ambitions.
Yavlinsky said: "I have bigger ambitions. I would like
to be able to say in 20 years time that Russia was in a
situation when it had been humiliated, was rife with corruption
and crime, a war was going on and that Russia managed to
extricate itself from this hole and become a European country."
Yavlinsky: Yabloko will not support Eugeni Primakov at presidential
Yabloko will not support Eugeni Primakov,
the leader of the "Fatherland - All Russia " bloc
(the OVR) at presidential elections in 2000, said Yabloko's
leader Grigory Yavlinsky.
Yavlinsky: Yabloko is not the party of the authorities,
itprotects the interests of the citizens
The leader of Yabloko association, Grigory
Yavlinsky, says that todayonly one party in Russia does
not belong to the authorities."Today the political
situation in Russia is such that there is only one large
party in Russia that does not belong to the authorities
andprotects the interests of the citizens - this is Yabloko",
said Grigory Yavlinsky at a press conference on December
|December 15, 1999
of the Duma elections from ARPI and ROMIR: Yabloko
The Regional Public Fund "Information
for Democracy" (INDEM) basing its figures on the results
of representative sociological polls of the sociology centre
"The Russian Public Opinion and the Market" (ROMIR)
and the independent Agency for Regional and Political Studies"
(ARPI) forecast the results of the Duma elections scheduled
for December 19, 1999.
|December 12, 1999
Lukin, "Yabloko favours a fully-fledged integration
of Russia and Belarus
"The Yabloko association has favoured
and does favour the fully-fledged integration of Russia
and Belarus". That is how Vladimir Lukin, Chairman
for the Committee on International Relations of the State
Duma of the RF (Yabloko faction) commented on December 7,
1999 on the signing of the union treaty between the two
states that was to take place on December 8, 1999."
|December 02, 1999
thinks that the Russian Government should hold negotiations
with Chechnya to find partners there.
Yabloko's leader Grigory Yavlinsky thinks
that the Russian Government must hold negotiations with
representatives of Chechnya's leadership or authoritative
people in the Republic to find partners among the population.
This was announced by Grigory Yavlinsky on Wednesday in
a speech at the state television and radio company "Altai"
during his short election tour in Barnaul (the Altai Territory,
|November 26, 1999
citizens' opinion of Grigory Yavlinsky has not deteriorated
after his declaration on Chechnya" (The Public Opinion
After the declaration by Yabloko leader
Grigory Yavlinsky that the attack of the federal troops
in Chechnya should be suspended and peaceful negotiations
should be conducted with the President of Chechnya, Aslan
Maskhadov, almost half of Russia's citizens (46%) stated
that their opinion of Grigory Yavlinsky had not changed,
while 18% hesitated to provide any answer.
|November 24, 1999
Shift in Anatoli Chubais' stance on Grigory Yavlinsky's
Chechnya position demonstrates a split in the Union of the
The recent explanations from Anatoli Chubais,
a leader of the "Union of the Right Forces," regarding
his accusations about Grigory Yavlinsky's "betrayal"
in his Chechnya stance, indicate that a split is emerging
in the URF, said one of Yabloko's leaders, Alexei Melnikov,
a member of Yabloko's Central Council and a Deputy of the
|November 23, 1999
proposes saving our universally available education system
and doubling teachers' salaries
"We would like to demonstrate that
there is a party in Russia that protects the interests of
the country's future with the same persistence, as others
advocate or oppose tolling", said Grigory Yavlinsky
at a press conference in the State Duma.
|November 11, 1999
Melnikov's responds to Anatoli Chubais with his own stringent
The harsh criticism that Anatoli Chubais,
the Chairman of RAO "EC-Rossiya", has expressed
about the planned peaceful settlement of the conflict in
Chechnya, which was proposed recently by Yabloko's leader
Grigory Yavlinsky has provoked an extremely negative reaction
from the leadership of the Yabloko association.
Yabloko faction may support the agreement on a Union between
Russia and Belarus
The Yabloko faction in the State Duma may
support the idea of signing the Union Treaty between RF
and Belarus, provided that Yabloko's proposals on the essence
and contents of the document are taken into account.
At a briefing in Moscow on Monday, Vladimir
Lukin, Chairman of the Committee for International Affairs
of the State Duma (Yabloko), said that...
Stepashin on Grigory Yavlinsky's proposals
Former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation,
Sergei Stepashin, expresses his conviction that Russia must
not interrupt its military operations in Chechnya today.
However, he thinks that it is reasonable to initiate a dialogue
with "those individuals who can really influence the
situation" in Chechnya.
|November 09, 1999
Ivanenko: Yabloko favours negotiations with official Chechnian
authorities from a position of force.
Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko association,
Sergei Ivanenko, said that the Declaration of Yabloko on
ceasing the military attack in Chechnya and beginning negotiations
with Aslan Maskhadov constitutes an "ultimatum to the Chechnian