MOSCOW, February 28. Congress of Yabloko decided to nominate the founder of the party and head of its Federal political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky as a candidate for the post of President of the Russian Federation on elections in 2018. Voted for 135 delegates, 1 – against. The resolution held on Sunday in Moscow the Congress of the “Yabloko” explained that this decision is dictated by the fact that the campaign for elections to the state Duma should be considered as the first stage of the presidential campaign.
The Chairman of the “Yabloko” Slabunov invited to nominate Yavlinsky as a presidential candidate of the Russian Federation
“The forthcoming parliamentary campaign can be truly honest, meaningful and successful only if done in the context of the struggle for full power for the highest state post. It is necessary now to connect with the presidential election, to treat it as the first stage of the presidential campaign,” the document says.
Telescoping Yavlinsky, delegates stressed that trust him. “We put forward its candidate for presidents of Russia, the leader we trust. Our candidate – Grigory Yavlinsky, representing ….alternative image of the future, values, priorities, radically different from what is accepted in today’s Russian policy”, – says the resolution.
Apple recalls that Yavlinsky “a principled opponent of nationalism and of Bolshevism”. The party calls its leader by a successor of the political tradition of “pragmatic idealism of Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov”.
Yavlinsky himself speaking before delegates of the Congress have set a broader task than just creating a faction in the state Duma. “The question of the impact on the power of vyrizeni niches in Parliament, about how to “oust” one of the parties does not correspond to the scale of what is happening”, he said.