The YABLOKO party is preparing to parliamentary and presidential elections that may take place any moment. Such a statement was made by party founder Grigory Yavlinsky at YABLOKO’s congress held in the Moscow region this weekend.
“We fully admit that new elections may be held not in five or four years, but much earlier, and this period will depend on the moods of the people and their attitude to what has been happening in the country,” said Grigory Yavlinsky.
He also stressed that neither his presidential campaign, nor YABLOKO’s fight for creation of the party faction in the State Duma did not stop. “In the recent parliamentary elections, even according to the official figures, we received a mandate from the 2.5 million voters who do not want to live in lawlessness, corruption and continuous lies, and we must live up to this mandate,» Yavlinsky concluded.
YABLOKO founder believes that the society should prepare for new elections. He said that the nascent protest movement was very important and supported it. Yavlinsky sees his task in maintaining the protest peaceful and fill it with a political meaning.
“We have been working for a very long time so that to a considerable part of the society would finally wake up and, as citizens, engage in the life of their country,” said Grigory Yavlinsky. He also noted that it was public outrage with the fraud of YABLOKO’s votes at the elections that became “a motor of the nascent protest movement”.
According to Yavlinsky, another focus of YABLOKO’s work should be putting pressure on the government so that the next elections were held in different conditions. “We will prepare and win over Vladimir Putin at any elections, whenever they may take place,” said YABLOKO’s founder.