Yabloko: a fish rotting from the head-2

In my recent post, I suggested that Yabloko may not be serious at all about participating in the March 11 marathon of regional elections.  A fresh evidence came from Pskov, where Yabloko had called off its already submitted party list, citing an "administrative pressure" on its candidates as a reason.  Yabloko still plans to run candidates in single-mandate districts, where they (as well as all others) will inevitably loose to United Russia’s candidates.

The only alternative explanation to Yabloko’s behavior I can see is money.  Yabloko is obviously short on funds.  For as long as its list is registered in Moscow, and there is still a possibility to push it through in St. Petersburg — two cities where the party has a realistic chance to get into city halls — all monies will go there.  All other campaigns (12 of them in total) will be skipped on the pretense of "political pressure" from the authorities.

About Eugene Ivanov

Eugene Ivanov is a PMI-certified Innovation Management Consultant who helps organizations increase the efficiency of their internal and external innovation programs.
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