PARNASSUS and “Civil initiative” are ready to discuss elections with Yabloko

PARNASSUS and “Civil initiative” are ready to discuss elections with Yabloko


At the first meeting of the Federal political Committee of the Yabloko party, which was held on 23 January were the principles with which the party plans to go out in the eve of the election to all potential partners.

MOSCOW, 24 Dec. PARNASSUS and “Civil initiative” prepared to enter into negotiations with the party “Yabloko” for further cooperation on the eve of elections to the State Duma in 2016, said the non-parliamentary opposition parties.

On Saturday, January 23, held its first meeting of the Federal political Committee of the Yabloko party, which announced the formation of the program Committee and the Council on the Federal, regional and local elections. The party outlined the principles with which it plans to release in the eve of the election to all potential partners. “Apple” does not designate a parliamentary United Russia, the CPRF, “Fair Russia” and LDPR. Such parties, as PARNAS and “Civil initiative”, “the Apple” considers as their competitors, but at the same time ready for tactical cooperation with them “on the basis of principles of mutual tolerance and rejection of reciprocal criticism.”

“I don’t think the party “Yabloko” our competitor, we will be glad, if Apple will get into the State Duma, and, in my opinion, it would be completely optimal if both parties came to the State Duma and formed the appropriate coalition”, — said the member of Bureau of Federal political Council of party PARNASSUS Konstantin Merzlikin, noting that it is his personal opinion, “the coalition has not yet discussed, and even in the party did not discuss” this topic.

He explained that in Parnassus welcome the proposal for an “Apple” to try to avoid the nomination of independent candidates simultaneously with two parties in one district, but there are some ambiguities that require clarification.

“There is some contradiction in these two messages. That is, on the one hand, a non-aggression Pact, on the other hand, we are considered to be competitors. As these paragraphs be combined, is not very clear, requires clarification. I think we will enter with “Apple” in direct negotiations, to clarify, what do you mean,” commented Merzlikin.

According to him, in the discussion of these questions “no race”. “I think on the days we will enter into negotiations with Yabloko, next week we will discuss”, — the member of Bureau of political Council of Parnassus.

According to him, “this deeper political cooperation, which we want to demonstrate to all our voters,” it is also possible to discuss “the principles on which it is possible to solve this technical question on breeding candidates in single-mandate constituencies”.

The party “Civil Initiative” are also ready for cooperation with Yabloko. “Yes, definitely ready,” said the Chairman of the party Andrey Nechaev.

“I also led similar negotiations with (former Yabloko leader Sergei) Mitrokhin about single-member districts, but he is now out of business, so in General, now have to start all these talks actually started,” he said.

According to Nechaeva, with regard to “Apple” and Parnassus, it is clear that the parties never agree on a single list. “Just absolutely impossible situation. So the only thing you can negotiate is about the breeding candidates in single-mandate constituencies and the lack of competition there, respectively. Well, ideally it would be joint support for a single candidate”, — he noted.