The Chairman of the Central election Commission of Russia Ella Pamfilova called a direct insult to a statement of the party “Yabloko” about “covering up” the municipal filter in the elections. Her words on Wednesday, July 19, reports “Interfax”.
“I didn’t even want to respond to the statement of the party. Do not beat the weak, and the party now weakened, and there are infighting,” said Pamfilova at the meeting of the Commission. However, she stressed that the statement “Apple” “professionally untenable and politically dishonest”.
The CEC accused the Chairman of the party Emilia Slabunov that she “had made it a practice to cling to others’ initiatives and to parasitize on them.” In her words, “Apple” is basically communicating to the CEC not their claims, and “took other people’s unverified facts from the Internet and parasitized on it.” A similar situation, in the opinion of the CEC, has occurred and with the subject of the municipal filter.
Pamfilova has underlined that is interested in the most competitive elections. “I am very sorry that Mr. Roizman (the mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman was planning to run for Governor of Sverdlovsk region — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) is not involved in the elections, but such situations have to go out with dignity,” she concluded.
Earlier, the Chairman of the party Yabloko issued a statement that the head of the CEC Pamfilova supposedly “covers the municipal filter”.
On 18 July the mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman stated that he could not collect the required number of signatures to pass the municipal filter in the elections of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region. On the same day Ural political activist, Veniamin Pomazkin wrote in Facebook that he took the opportunity to seek signatures to the deputies elected from the “Apple” in the region.
Elections of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region will be held September 10. For the passage of the municipal filter 126 candidates needed signatures from local deputies.