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Grigory Yavlinsky thinks that political technologists played a negative role in the election campaign

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The leader of the YABLOKO party Grigory Yavlinsky thinks that "political technologists played a negative role in the election campaign and to some extent facilitated the formation of a parliament without democrats."

"Political technologists put the country into a historically embarrassing situation. The development of democracy involves specific processes as does its curbing; and everyone promoting the second process should remember: you cannot reverse the milking of a cow," said Yavlinsky at a press conference on Tuesday, 9 December 2003.

Yavlinsky also explained that this image popped into his mind during election debates with the representatives of the Agrarian Party of Russia. "I said at the time that everyone needed to understand that democracy cannot be reversed. You cannot reverse the milking of a cow: if were to try and do this, it would look revolting," noted Yavlinsky.

YABLOKO’s leader also thinks that intellectually the new Duma will be worse than the previous one, and politicians will lack true competition. "They can only compete physically: play football, but they will certainly play chess," said Yavlinsky nodding at the Master of Sports in Chess Sergei Ivanenko.

Based on Interfax reports.

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State Duma elections 2003
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