According to the newspaper “Vedomosti”, chief of staff Gudkov in the Duma elections last year, Maxim Katz announced the intention of the former member of “Fair Russia” to become the single candidate from democratic forces in the struggle for an armchair of the mayor of Moscow in 2018. About it Dmitry Gudkov in the near future intends to announce at the briefing.
Katz argues that this autumn Gudkov intends to seek promotion in deputies of municipal assemblies of the capital of the 200-300 people that will later give him the signature and will help to overcome the municipal filter in the elections of 2018.
According to Katz, positively to the proposal Gudkov together to campaign for the elections to municipal councils agreed to “Apple”, from which the former member was a candidate to the state Duma of the current convocation. He said that the supporters of Gudkov ready to help representatives of Parnassus and the “Open Russia”.
The Chairman of the “Yabloko” Emilia Slabunov acknowledged that the party is ready to consider supporting Gudkov, although running in the last election Sergei Mitrokhin said that the Moscow conference will advocate his candidacy.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky said that “Open Russia” with the big share of probability will support Gudkov, if he decides to go to the polls. With the leader of PARNAS Mikhail Kasyanov edition could not be reached.
The “Vedomosti” with reference to the source among the opposition indicate that Gudkov will not be able to agree with Alexei Navalny, who in past elections, enlisted the support of 27% of Muscovites and took second place behind Sergei Sobyanin. The representative of the Bulk Kira Armys declined to comment.
For the 2016 elections to the state Duma on one-mandatory district Tushino in Moscow Dmitry Gudkov gained 19.7 percent and ranked second after Gennady Onishchenko, who eventually became a member of the lower house of Parliament.