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Yavlinsky Calls on Russians to Take Part in Elections


November 10, 2011

MOSCOW. Nov 10 (Interfax) - A high turnout in the upcoming parliamentary election in Russia will cut the scale of possible falsifications, Yabloko party top candidate Grigory Yavlinsky told a Thursday press conference at the Interfax main office.

"The higher turnout is and the more people take part in the ballot, the lesser falsifications will be," he said.

Yabloko is practically the only alternative to the incumbent authorities, Yavlinsky said. "Unfortunately, no other democratic parties or groups are registered - we have always said that the denial of their registration is a violation of civil rights - and there are no other representatives expressing European modern democratic political views on the voting papers. There is no one else but Yabloko," he said.

Citizens who do not support the current policy must not abstain from voting, he said.

"A situation in which the whole country can express its attitude to the current policy on one day is a unique chance. There will be no such chance again for the next five years," he said.

"Voting for no matter who is pointless," Yavlinsky said. He called on Russians to make a conscious choice.

See also:

Elections to the State Duma 2011



November 10, 2011

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