“Yabloko” expelled 98 people due to the support of electoral competitors and collective letters. 98 members were expelled from the Moscow “Yabloko” because of the “gross violation” of the charter. Those who left the party have already announced the creation of a public movement of the same name – the party called it a “spoiler project”
Federal Bureau Yabloko at a meeting on the evening of December 28, 98 members who had “ grossly violated the charter '' were expelled from the Moscow regional branch, the party’s press service told RBC. The reasons for exclusion were the nomination for the elections to the State Duma and the Moscow City Duma against Yabloko's candidates, as well as the support of politicians competing with the party. Another reason in Apple called the signing of the defamatory and politically harmful collective appeals.
“Such actions entail the strictest party responsibility in any party in any democratic country,” & mdash; indicated in the message of the press service.
Among the excluded members of Yabloko & mdash; Elena Rusakova, head of the Gagarinsky municipal district, Petr Karmanov, candidate for the by-elections to the Moscow City Duma in 2021, and the author of the expert opinion on online voting, Maxim Gongalsky. The current deputy of the Moscow City Duma Daria Besedina also lost her party card.
Daria Besedina told RBC that she does not know the formal grounds for her exclusion. The 'real reason' today the leadership of Yabloko excludes anyone who disagrees with him. And the deeper problem is that the current leadership is not elected by the majority, but by the minority, '', & mdash; she said. In the press service of Yabloko explained to RBC that Besedina was excluded due to the support of electoral competitors. At the same time, the party noted that Daria Besedina may remain in the Yabloko faction. in the Moscow City Duma, being already non-partisan. “ It's too early to talk about it, but I hope that the work in the faction will not be affected by the exception, '' & mdash; noted Besedina.
The excluded members have already announced their intention to create the Yabloko social and political movement. According to Petr Karmanov, the goal of the movement is & mdash; to revive the Yabloko party and 'give her back her original democratic, liberal and human rights principles.' The organizing committee is planned to be assembled before 2022. Daria Besedina has already announced that she will propose herself for the post of chairman. In the press service of the Yabloko party called the announcements of the new movement a 'spoiler project'.
Earlier, in November, the party completed the procedure for re-registering candidates, the purpose of which, according to the bureau's position, was to cleanse the party of ineffective members and random people. Newspaper Kommersant reported that as a result of the re-registration of the Yabloko party members about 500 people dropped out of the Moscow office. A large number of party members refused to re-register amid the reform in the party, but they are considered not expelled, but retired, explained in Yabloko.
Some party members (in particular, Petr Karmanov) tried to challenge the deprivation of registration in court & mdash; they asked to invalidate the party's decision to expel 189 members and restore their status, but the court returned the claim without consideration.
After the elections to the State Duma, the Yabloko political committee stated that support for opposition leader Alexei Navalny is incompatible with party membership. 'Apple' made a blacklist & mdash; a list of people who supported the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in the elections and campaigning for the Smart Vote strategy; Alexei Navalny (associated with an extremist organization, the Anti-Corruption Foundation, recognized as a foreign agent and banned in Russia). Party members in some regions criticized this position and began to discuss the idea of creating an internal party 'faction of regions'. In addition, 60 members of Yabloko's blacklist published an open statement in which they expressed disagreement with the party's position.
In 2020, the Yabloko bureau; expelled 16 members from the party, including the co-founder of the Urban Projects Foundation Maxim Katz and municipal deputy Anastasia Bryukhanova. The bureau decided that the struggle of these people for positions in the capital's branch of the party “ for more than three years has been accompanied by continuous scandals, shocking and artificial clashes. '' Katz, according to the bureau, tried to get into the leadership of the Moscow branch of Yabloko, including hundreds of his supporters.
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