Candidates for the post of the party leader “the Apple” will focus on the preparations for the elections to the state Duma, which will take place in 2016, said the Deputy head of the Yabloko faction Sergei Ivanenko.
MOSCOW, 7 Dec. Candidates for the post of the party leader “the Apple” do not intend to change the political course of the party, the emphasis will make on the preparations for the elections to the state Duma, which will be held in 2016.
“Overall, I can say that our main task is the parliamentary and presidential elections, so of course, whoever was elected, he won’t be doing any deep restructuring — now is not the time, now we should concentrate all our forces in the elections”, — said the Deputy head of the Yabloko faction Sergei Ivanenko on Monday.
The key body of the current administration’s party had previously recommended that the Congress “the Apple” to limit the stay of one person on a post of the party Chairman to two terms. This post in 2008, took Sergei Mitrokhin, Chairman of Yabloko elected every four years. Previous, first Chairman of the party Grigory Yavlinsky headed it for 15 years.
According to Ivanenko, a limitation to two terms of tenure as party leader to speak to Congress prematurely. “If I run, it will probably be the last time, and before all, I want to focus is the elections to the State Duma, and the main policy is full mobilization of the party for passage in the state Duma”, — said the leader of the party Sergei Mitrokhin.
He said that he also plans to complete the evolution that began under his leadership, the transformation of the “Yabloko” party in the civil type. The party leader plans to stand as a candidate for the presidency, and to oppose time limits on tenure of office. “The probability exists, but the discussion will be at the Convention, I will offer arguments against that, because I think it’s far-fetched proposal,” commented Mitrokhin.
According to him, these restrictions virtually none of the European parties, and the presidency of the party has nothing to do with the post of President, which really need to reduce the processing time, as this enormous power.
“There is not a great power, and great work to achieve results, the leader of the change, when it cannot cope with its responsibilities, I cope quite successfully, as evidenced by the growth results on elections during my stay in the party, so I’m going to argue that this rule has not passed, and will nominate his candidacy,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
Mitrokhin also said that he was ready to be elected for one year to show result and the results of the elections to the Duma to make a conclusion about whether or not he can continue to be as Chairman.
Earlier the political Affairs Committee recommended that the party and its regional offices to discuss a number of candidates for the post of party Chairman. They became a member of the Federal Bureau Alexander Gnezdilov (Moscow), member of the political Committee Sergei Ivanenko (Moscow), member of the Federal Bureau Nikolay Rybakov (St. Petersburg), member of the political Affairs Committee Emilia Slabunov (Karelia), currently Commissioner for human rights in St. Petersburg Alexander Shishlov, member of the Federal Bureau Leo schloßberg (Pskov region). Approval of candidates continues.