Mitrokhin said that his mayoral program will complement the program of Yavlinsky

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photobanks conference Sergey Microguagua of the Moscow branch of the Yabloko party Sergei Mitrokhin at a press conference devoted to presentation of the program of the candidate in mayors of Moscow. 12 Dec 2017Mitrokhin said that his mayoral program will complement the program of Yavlinsky© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The Chairman of the Moscow branch of the party «Yabloko» Sergei Mitrokhin on Tuesday presented the draft of his election program for the elections of the mayor of Moscow, according to him, the project is an addition to the presidential program of the founder of the party Grigory Yavlinsky’s willingness to stand for election of the head of the Russian Federation in 2018.

In late February, the Chairman of the party «Yabloko» Emilia Slabunov confirmed to RIA Novosti that the party is discussing about whom to support on elections of the mayor of the capital. According to her, whether it’s the ex-Deputy of the state Duma Dmitry Gudkov or Mitrokhin, or some other candidate who might be in the future, decide inner-party debate.

«I believe that indeed, the presidential election is a very important thing, we have a candidate Grigory Yavlinsky, we naturally will support it. We have just held a conference of the Moscow Yabloko in support of his candidacy, but I believe that our complementary program, his program is Federal, it’s called «the Road ahead», and my program about Moscow, but, in fact, we have one country, and Moscow is not in a vacuum, somewhere on another planet, it is in Russia,» — said Mitrokhin during his conference on Tuesday.

In this regard, he finds it impossible «to do something in Moscow, not based on the policy implemented in the country as a whole.» «But on the other side of the country nothing can be done, if the center of the capital does not move in the same direction. Gregory A. (Yavlinsky — ed.) there is an item called «return to the Caucasus in the legal field of Russia», well, I already told you that my program for the return of Moscow in the legal field of Russia», — said Mitrokhin.

Earlier, the party «Yabloko» said that on December 21-22, will hold pre-election Congress, which will nominate the candidacy of the leader and founder of party of Grigory Yavlinsky for presidential elections in 2018.

Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018, the campaign is supposed to start in December 2017. Yavlinsky participated in the presidential elections twice, in 1996 and 2000.