The party reacted to the cases of pressure on the participants of the intra-party primaries by a high-ranking United Russia, the necessary measures were taken, said the leader of the party “United Russia”, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
MOSCOW, 12 Nov. The leader of the party “United Russia”, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev acknowledged the cases of pressure on the participants of the intra-party primaries by a high-ranking United Russia and said that henceforth such cases are invalid.
“We had isolated cases of pressure from higher ranking party members — it’s no secret, you know about what happened in different places, as it was at the last regional elections of 13 September, when the poll was trying to ignore,” — said Medvedev at the all-regional forum of the EP on Thursday.
“This is unacceptable. Party to this situation, reacted, took the necessary steps. We can’t afford and can’t risk losing the trust of voters or the leaders of public opinion. Moreover, this generally will not be allowed to happen again”, — said Medvedev.
Earlier, he proposed to run the project Federal primaries, the results of which will be nominated candidates for parliamentary elections of 2016. In this case, Medvedev said that all the work in preparing the preliminary voting will coordinate the Federal Executive Institute.
“They will ensure compliance with the rules of organizing the process (pre-intra-party) voting,” he said, adding that no one doubts the competence of United Russia.