Party “the Apple” has officially confirmed the fact of negotiations leader Grigory Yavlinsky with opposition activist Alexei Navalny, which lasted for several weeks. The party explained that during the meeting politicians discussed the forthcoming campaign for elections to the state Duma. Back in early may information about these negotiations appeared in the media, however, the parties then officially have not confirmed.

“Politicians have discussed the possibility of breeding candidates from the “Apple” Navalny and associates in single-member districts and found understanding in this matter. The meeting also discussed the political strategy and the issues of cooperation during the elections. Contacts will continue,” – said on the official websiteof the party.

In “the Apple” has specified that negotiations lasted several weeks. In addition, it is reported that earlier, Navalny met with members of the negotiating group of the party Sergei Ivanenko, Sergei Mitrokhin, and Lev Schlossberg.

In early may, the Agency “Interfax” with reference to its sources wrote about the fact that Navalny is discussing with Apple the possibility of nominating their supporters in the elections to the state Duma from the party as on the Federal list and in single-mandate constituencies.

Then the journalists noted that the supporters of the opposition who has earlier left the Democratic coalition because of disagreements with former Russian Prime Minister and the leader of Parnas Mikhail Kasyanov, is still not completely lost the chance to run for the upcoming elections to the state Duma.

At the same time the leader of the movement “Green alternative” Oleg Mitvol in a conversation with journalists suggested that the cooperation Navalny and Yabloko could be catastrophic for the party’s leader, Grigory Yavlinsky.

“After the scandal in the Parnassus and the collapse of the democratic coalition is attempting to place candidates from the party of Navalny in “Apple”. The situation is very interesting. Given the fact that today the “Apple” torn by internal conflicts, the arrival of the Bulk of people can lead to the fact that Yavlinsky in a few months will simply lose the party. What has not been done Parnas, will occur here”, – said Mitvol.

Party “the Apple” has the right to stand in the upcoming elections to the state Duma its Federal list of candidates in single-member districts without collecting signatures. The party of progress headed by Navalny is not registered by the Ministry of justice and has no such right.

In late April, Navalny explained the decision of four of the five parties of the democratic coalition on secession from the Union the fact that “endless fencing party leaders from the opinions of voters defeated the democratic opposition.

28 April there was an official statement of the Party of progress, in which the leadership of the political movement admitted mistake decision taken in December last year, the introduction of special exemptions-privileges for the leader of PARNAS Mikhail Kasyanov and grant him first place in the list without primaries.

“Apple” declassified talks with Yavlinsky Bulk on a joint strategy for the elections to the state Duma 21.05.2016

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