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St. Petersburg's YABLOKO initiates a recall of the deputies of the Duma who supported the draft laws on social reform

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On August 2 2004, on the threshold of the second reading of discussion of the package of laws on social reform the St. Petersburg branch of the Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO will hold a protest action against the government's anti-social draft laws that violate basic constitutional rights of the citizens.

The participants of the action will call on citizens to speak out against the government's plans for reform in the social sphere and add their signatures to a recall of the deputies of the State Duma elected from St. Petersburg who voted in the first reading for the government's package of draft laws, namely: Andrei Benin, Valentina Ivanova, Alexander Morozov, Andrei Shevelyov, Pyotr Schelisch (United Russia faction). The office of the regional branch of YABLOKO has already started collecting signatures and will continue to do so both during and after the action.

Everyone will be able to express his opinion in writing about the legislative initiatives of the Government. The letters will be transferred to the St. Petersburg office of the Chairman of the State Duma, leader of the Untied Russia faction Boris Gryzlov.

The Golos Association, the Committee of United Actions, the Youth organisation of YABLOKO in St. Petersburg, the Social-Democratic Youth Union, the Federation of the Socialist Youth, the Youth Human Rights Movement and the Young Europe organisation will participate in the action together with St. Petersburg YABLOKO. The action will begin at 15.00 at the crossing of Nevskii Prospect and Malaya Konyushennaya.

The YABLOKO party conducts protest actions jointly with different political and public organisations in the different regions of the country, namely Novgorod, Penza, Ufa, Kirov, Saratov, Tambov, Lipetsk Kaluga, Izhevsk, as well as Tver, Smolensk, Ryazan, Kemerovo and Kursk regions, in Stavropol Territory and the Mari El Republic in July. The 12th Congress of the Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO (held on July 3-4, 2004) adopted a resolution "On the Anti-Social Reforms of the Party of the Authorities."

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