Political scientists: the change of the head of the “Yabloko” will not affect the control of the party

Political scientists: the change of the head of the “Yabloko” will not affect the control of the party


Earlier, the party Congress elected the new Chairman of the “Yabloko” Emily Slabunov, but control remains with Grigory Yavlinsky, who did not rule out that he will head the list of Yabloko at the elections to the state Duma and presidential elections, say political analysts.

MOSCOW, 21 Dec –. The actual replacement of the President in the “Apple” will not affect the internal controls, the controls remain the party of Grigory Yavlinsky, it is possible that he will head the list of Yabloko at the elections to the state Duma.

Earlier it was reported that the party Congress elected the new President of the Emilia Slabunov. Kabanova — member of the political Committee of the Yabloko party, Deputy of the legislative Assembly of Karelia of the fifth convocation, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on education, culture, sports and youth Affairs. In 2013 she was a candidate for mayor of Petrozavodsk, but then her candidacy was removed from the ballot.

“First of all, note that Yavlinsky did not rule out that he will head the list of Yabloko at the elections to the state Duma and presidential elections, it is a political compromise,” said political analyst Alexei Mukhin.

According to him, Yavlinsky at the same time tried to demonstrate to all other parties and to the Russian establishment that the question of rotation in power is fundamental, on the other hand he retained the full control of the political subject – the party “Yabloko”, the de facto stance against Lev Shlosberg and Sergei Ivanenko, i.e. those who could really threaten the primacy of the party.

Mukhin believes that the party will still remain under the control of Yavlinsky, in this connection, his statement that government turnover for “Apple” is the principal, takes on a spicy character, because “he’ll still head the list, and likely the party in the elections of the President of lead.”

Meanwhile, political analyst Dmitry Badovsky believes that the solution is technical. “Slabunov itself as the leader of the party has not yet manifested itself, so today it most likely looks like a technical solution which just means that Slabunov as nominated Yavlinsky, — in fact it looks like a more active Yavlinsky’s return to direct leadership the party for the upcoming election cycle,” said Badovsky.