Slabunov: “the Apple” considers the election to the Duma as a stage of the presidential campaign

Slabunov: “the Apple” considers the election to the Duma as a stage of the presidential campaign

MOSCOW, February 27. The party “Yabloko” considers the election to the Duma as a stage of election campaign of the President of the Russian Federation in 2018. About this at the party Congress in his report, said its President, Emilia Slabunov. As presidential candidate she called the founder of Yabloko Grigory Yavlinsky.

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“This will be the first stage in the broader presidential campaign. The forthcoming campaign to the State Duma as part of a two-year presidential campaign,” said Slobounov. According to her, this approach to elections in the state Duma creates the “Apple” a competitive advantage. “So I can not put the task system of the party and none of the non-systemic parties in the political space of the country,” she said.

“The party has a Federal prominence, and the leader of the Yavlinsky – candidate in the presidential elections”, – she said, listing the factors that could ensure victory for the party. Another factor Slabunov believes that “Apple” is a non-parliamentary party. “We don’t start messing with today’s Duma”, – she declared.

As party purposes in the report marked “the formation of parliamentary fractions, fractions in regional parliaments, in local government and in presidential elections”.

“Victory in the parliamentary elections – is a powerful factor in the development of the party itself. The victory will strengthen party building, to enhance work in the regions, bring new and useful for the party of people, including investors”, – said the head of Yabloko, warned that the loss of the parliamentary elections “will jeopardize participation in the presidential elections”.

Slabunov touched on coalition policy, not saying this about any new initiatives. “The coalition with clear guidelines is present, it has been repeatedly announced,” said she. The Chairman of the party said nothing about the offer of the leader of the party Parnas Mikhail Kasyanov about the Union of parties and the nomination of a single list of candidates in elections. The coalition proposal for an “Apple” provides support “to the European vector of development of the country” and nomination as a presidential candidate in 2018 Grigory Yavlinsky.