“Apple” approved candidates for elections to the state Duma

The leader of Yabloko Grigory Yavlinsky at the party Congress

On Sunday Congress of the party “Yabloko” after days of obsuzhdniya voted for the list of candidates of the party and approved the programme for the elections of the state Duma, which will be held on September 18. Documents to the CEC candidates intend to file on July 8.

In the Federal part of the list has ten people. In the first place the Chairman of the Federal political parties and the leader of fraction “the Apple” in Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Grigory Yavlinsky, the second Chairman of the party, the Deputy of legislative Assembly of Karelia Emilia Slabunov, ex-Chairman of RPR-Parnas Vladimir Ryzhkov became the third. Also in the Federal list of the party included a member of the political Lev Shlosberg, head of the Moscow Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin. Sixth place was taken by the Advisor Yavlinsky mark Heiligman, whose candidacy has not previously been called publicly and whose appearance was a surprise even for party members. In addition, the list in seventh place ecologist Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the party and Director Alexander Gnezdilov in ninth place. The ex-mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina ranked ninth. Closes the list the MP, a former member of “Fair Russia” Dmitry Gudkov.

Only party approved 331 of the candidate, the list is divided into 64 regional group. The St. Petersburg group headed by the Director Alexander Sokurov. The co-founder of Discarnate” Andrew Sakin led the group, Zabaykalsky Krai, Buryatia, Yakutia, Kamchatka, Chukotka and Irkutsk oblast. The Chairman of the Committee “Civil assistance” Svetlana Gannushkina has headed the regional group on the Chechen Republic.

Environmentalist and former political prisoner Evgeny Vitishko became the first regional group to bring together the Krasnodar region, the Crimea and Sevastopol.

In addition, the party “Yabloko” approved candidates in 185 of the 225 single-member districts. In Moscow, the party will put the mandate in 14 of the 15 districts. Hooters will be elected at the Tushino district, and Mitrokhin Babushkinskaya district. In the Leningrad one-mandatory district of Moscow from the “Apple” was elected one of the leaders of the Party on 5 December the activist Julia Galiamina.

The Deputy of legislative Assembly of Kursk area Olga go in the Kursk district, Kursk region. Schlossberg nominated in Pskov district, Ryzhkov will go on one-mandatory district of Barnaul in Altai region.

In his election campaign “the Apple” presents itself as the party of the “European choice of Russia”. Among the key points of the program joining the European community, the development of democracy and anti-corruption legislation. “At the heart of our proposals is a person living in Russia,” said Yavlinsky. “Apple” calls attention to the demilitarization of the country, an alternative conception of patriotism and to build a new relationship between the government and the media. The concept of patriotism should be based on safety, Wellness and respect for the citizens, said on the program. “We don’t want today’s graduates of the school went to war, they need our country alive, we will stop the war the war in Russia and war with the world,” said Schlossberg

The party intends to insist on holding an international conference on the problem of the Crimea, the abolition of retaliatory sanctions and dialogue with the EU on visa regime cancellation. “We will stop the war in Russia and war of neighbors, we will build peace,” said Lev Shlosberg