Mitrokhin Gudkov refused to participate in elections of the mayor of Moscow from the “Apple”

Sergei Mitrokhin

The Chairman of the Moscow branch of the party “Yabloko” Sergei Mitrokhin said that the former state Duma Deputy and opposition activist Dmitry Gudkov will not be able to participate in elections of the mayor of Moscow from the traffic. About this he wrote on his Twitter page on Wednesday, September 13.

According to him, the politician “finally crossed out his chances” when he refused to take part in the debate.

Sergei Mitrokhin (@mitrokhin)
13 Sep 2017, 10:15

Earlier Wednesday, the Mitrokhin called Gudkov’s discussion results of the elections, on Moscow and the election of the mayor. As a platform for debate, he suggested the radio station “Echo of Moscow”.

In response Gudkov wrote in Facebook that doesn’t see sense to accept the challenge. “To a political ally I have no questions. The only person now makes sense to debate in the capital, is [mayor] Sergei Sobyanin”, — the politician noted.

The opposition leader noted that with Mitrokhin discussed twice in the last six months. “Since the results of previous debates, as it turned out, can’t be the basis for my nomination, and the decision is made “Apple” at the regional conference, any discussion is meaningless, because in the fall, as far as I know, the conference will take place”, — he added.

Sunday, September 10, the country held a single day of voting. In Moscow chose the deputies in the Assembly of the municipal districts of the capital. The majority of the votes of the “United Russia” (75%), while the second place was taken by the party “Yabloko” — from her elect about 180 people. Candidates motion was supported by the headquarters of the “United Democrats” Gudkov.

The mayoral elections to be held in 2018. The previous voting was conducted in 2013, then they won Sergei Sobyanin, second place went to opposition leader Alexei Navalny.