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Civil Force nominates candidates for elections in 20 regions

June 29, 2013, 20:33 UTC+3

A decision to this effect was taken by the party’s congress on Saturday

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MOSCOW, June 29 (Itar-Tass) - The Civil Force party has nominated candidates for elections of deputies and officials in 20 regions.

A decision to this effect was taken by the party’s congress on Saturday. The congress also approved the lists of candidates for the single voting day scheduled for September 8.

In addition, the congressmen said about 35 percent of candidates were not members of the party. Their involvement “is a principled decision to increase the party’s presence in the political process of independent specialists and civil activists”, they said.

Chairman of the Federal Political Council Alexander Ryavkin said he is convinced that the opposition in Russia faced the crisis. The parliamentary opposition “differs from power a little. The non-systematic opposition places on the meetings’ democracy that has exhausted its opportunities today”. “The party should be an interesting, intelligent and accurate moderator to make the authorities to follow the people’s requirements,” he said.

Chairman of the Civil Force Supreme Council Vladimir Inozemtsev stressed that the democratic opposition should stop fighting with each other by posing a threat to the procedure itself for opposing the power. “We’ll remember: the United Russia party is our unique opponent. All democratic and civil forces in the country are our allies. Whoever obtains the success, let’s consider it our common victory,” he said.

The Civil Force party, which was eliminated in 2008 due to the creation of Right Cause, restored its status in 2012. In 2007 the Civil Force party was among the parties, which nominated Dmitry Medvedev for presidency.

Different-level elections will be held on the single voting day in more than 70 regions on September 8.


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