The party «Motherland» on 1 July, will hold a Convention and nominate candidates

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in fotoreceptor Motherland party Alexey Zhuravlev. Archival photoThe party «Motherland» on 1 July, will hold a Convention and nominate candidates© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

The party «Motherland» on 1 July, will hold the third party Congress in St. Petersburg, during which it will nominate candidates in the election cycle in 2017, and will take a position on the political situation in Russia, told RIA Novosti the Chairman of the party and state Duma Deputy Alexei Zhuravlev.

«July 1 in Saint-Petersburg, the Congress is to form a position and to highlight the key points concerning the political situation in Russia, to nominate candidates in the election cycle in 2017,» — said Zhuravlev Agency on Friday.

Elections of deputies of the state Duma for the first time since 2003, were held under a mixed system: 225 deputies were elected by party lists (proportional system) and 225 in single — mandate constituencies (majoritarian system). From parties that were not represented in the sixth Duma of a new convocation of single-mandate held a «Civic platform» and «homeland», the winners in their districts were the leaders of the party Rifat Shaikhutdinov and Alexey Zhuravlev, respectively. On the party list of «homeland» scored a little more than 790 thousand votes (1.51 percent).

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