| Moscow, December 9, RIA NOVOSTI - The reformist political
party YABLOKO has serious doubts about the official returns of last Sunday's
parliamentary elections, party leader Grigory
Yavlinsky declared at a press conference.
He stated: "We are analysing information from our 200,000 observers
and documents we received from observers of the Communist Party and the
Union of Right-Wing Forces. The decision to bring a lawsuit or not depends
on what we see there."
Yavlinsky criticised the pre-election campaign. "The ruling party
had sixteen times more air time on the television than YABLOKO,"
he pointed out.
He describes the new parliament as unipartisan.
"Even if the YABLOKO had crossed the 5 per cent vote threshold
to gain any parliamentary seats, it would be unable to do anything in
the new Duma," added Sergei
Ivanenko, who was in charge of the YABLOKO pre-election campaign.
He is sure the party will survive, whether within or outside parliament.
State Duma elections