Opposition leader Alexei Navalny intends to “dilute” single-mandate candidates who otherwise would compete with each other.
MOSCOW, 26 Jan. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has confirmed that it will not bulltrout in the Duma elections in 2016, but announced his intention to build cooperation with the party “the Apple”.
“I can’t run, I don’t want to be any MP, I am doing quite important things,” said Navalny on Monday on air of radio station “Echo of Moscow”. Earlier, Navalny was convicted, the court also sentenced him to probation, which expires in 2020 — until then, the opposition may not participate in the elections.
Navalny has also stated his absolute intention to attempt to communicate with the party “Yabloko” to at least “dilute” single-mandate candidates who otherwise would compete with each other.
“This will be our format of interaction, I don’t want to join, I have my own party, let it not registered, but it is the Party of progress,” said Navalny.
One of the characteristics of the liberal movement in Russia — the fragmentation and the lack of dominant power. Right repeatedly tried to unite, but without much success. At the regional and local elections in 2014 part of the liberal camp formed a Democratic coalition, but the largest of the parties of this wing “the Apple” remained on the sidelines.