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Candidate to run in presidential elections from the democratic opposition will be determined at primaries

Press Release

December 1, 2011

The YABLOKO party will participate in the presidential elections scheduled on March 2012. YABLOKOs candidate to run in the elections will be Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder and member of the party Political Committee. Such a statement was made by YABLOKO Chair Sergei Mitrokhin at his press-conference in Vladimir.

According to Mitrokhin, such a decision was adopted by the Political Committee.

However, Mitrokhin also noted that YABLOKO would be ready to discuss other candidacies from the democratic opposition. We are not imposing our candidate, but we offer to discuss all the candidacies during primaries, and we invite all the democratic parties, organisations and movements in spite of the fact whether they were registered or not to participate in such primaries, Mitrokhin said.

We will certainly fight for our candidate Grigory Yavlinsky. I think that he is a consistent democrat who has always had a firm position and has never succumbed or run from the opposition to the governments and back. He can voice a consolidated position of the whole democratic opposition, Mitrokhin added.

YABLOKOs Chairman also specially marked that the party completely ruled out participation of nationalists, the radical left or extremists in such primaries.


See also:

Elections to the State Duma 2011

Presidential Elections 2012

Press Release

December 1, 2011

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