Deputy Head of the Yabloko faction in the State Duma
and Secretary for Election Policies of the Yabloko
Association, Igor Artemyev thinks that at the next
Duma elections Yabloko and the Union of Right-Wing
will submit a single list of candidates.
“I think that we will submit a single list of candidates
at the Duma
elections,” said Artemyev on a “Radio Rossiyi” broadcast
on November 2,
"At present, as the individual responsible for
regional elections in
Yabloko, I can tell you that in 80% of cases we are
candidates,” added Artemyev.
Artemyev also noted that at the 8th Congress of the
held in July 2000 the delegates unanimously supported
on cooperation with the SPS on the creation of a democratic
He also listed the following examples of cooperation
between Yabloko and
SPS: the deputies will submit a joint draft of the
new Civil Procedural
of the RF developed by the deputies and experts from
Yabloko headed by
Artemyev. “This is an extremely important document:
I am convinced that
country will in future live in accordance with this
Artemyev also noted that the positions of both the
factions in the
State Duma on the priorities of budget 2001 coincided:
both Yabloko and
SPS considered education to be a priority issue. In
addition both the
factions considered that allocations from additional
budget revenues for
this item should amount to 5 bln roubles.
"This only goes to indicate that there are no
problems at all in the
between the SPS and ourselves. Moreover, I think that
a single big faction and help each other,” noted Artemyev.
Artemyev also called allegations on a split in Yabloko
in some mass media after the 9th Congress of the association
2000)as absolute rubbish”.
“All our leaders were elected to different management
bodies of Yabloko,
engaged in a normal political discussion at the congress,
as it should
the threshhold of a new stage in any party. We debated
how we should
future and how we could consolidate our regional policies,”
“We have independent people who are used to analysing
situation, adopt a decision and explain all our views
on this issue,"
Artemyev, stressing that Yabloko, unlike the Unity
faction, does not
“one single idea and unanimous opinion reminiscent
of the CPSU”.
Based on the Interfax reports.