Medvedev thinks it is very important for United Russia to win elections in times of difficulties

Medvedev thinks it is very important for United Russia to win elections in times of difficulties


MOSCOW, 6 February. The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Chairman of “United Russia” Dmitry Medvedev believes the party is fundamentally important to win in open political struggle during the period of economic difficulties. This task he set in his speech at the Congress of United Russia.

“For United Russia is fundamentally important to win now. Not in the times report about the progress of lifting of oil. And in times of trials and difficult decisions”, – said the head of government and party. He also considers important “to win in an open political struggle.” “We overcame the crisis in 2008 – 2011. And we know what to do. We have everything to win”, – said Medvedev.

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“We are confidently entering a new political cycle. 2016 is the year of the responsible decisions that will not accept politicians and officials. And people, citizens of our country”, – said the Prime Minister, reminding about the upcoming in September, one day of voting, where people will choose “whom to entrust the country in difficult time, who is able to make people’s lives better, who will ensure the stable development of the economy.”

“The country is in a difficult situation, we know the causes,” continued Medvedev. According to him, Russia has many problems of its own and she is under pressure “from all sides”.

The head of the party stressed that “United Russia” is able to take “effective and strategically correct decisions, including difficult decisions” to defend their point of view as well as implement these ideas in life.

He noted that the party whose members are more than 2 million people of different professions and for which voted the majority of the citizens of the country, in fact, is the whole of Russia. “Our party is a political resource of the President,” he said, adding that United Russia actually formed the government.

“United Russia” do not let the hot topic at the mercy of opponents

According to Mr Putin, “United Russia” do not let the hot topic at the mercy of the opponents, it is necessary to speak frankly about what matters to people.

He noted that the party members we need to be prepared for the fact that opponents “will remember not only each of our blunder, but each difficult decision”.

Practice in the criticism, probably, will be not only the traditional competitors of United Russia and opposition parties but also independent candidates, warned Medvedev, adding that “they will supposedly offer a hundred percent true recipes out of the crisis”.

“But the party should not give the hot topic at the mercy of our opponents. We understand that elections don’t win on the sidelines. We need to speak frankly about what matters to people. To set the tone in debates on the most pressing issues. Openly and honestly explain to the people any, the most difficult decisions and points of view. Tell how why they adopted and how,” said the Prime Minister. He urged party members not to allow the voters unenforceable promises.

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