The proposal of the "United Russia" to raise the
threshold for access to the
State Duma to 12.5% is targeted against YABLOKO and the Union
Forces. This opinion was expressed by Deputy Chairman of the YABLOKO
Sergei Ivanenko to a Rosbalt correspondent on Monday. According
this proposal had been developed by the
representatives of the "second echelon" of "United
Russia". " First we
should learn what the real heads of the party - the Administration
President of the RF - will say to this," noted Ivanenko.
The Deputy Chairman of the YABLOKO party also noted that even
threshold for the access of parties into the Duma is raised, YABLOKO
Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) will create a single front which
easily overcome the barrier for entering the State Duma."
stressed that, even though YABLOKO and SPS represent parties that
absolutely different in their political principles, they will
unite in the
event of a totalitarian threat."
We should recall here that the "United Russia" faction
proposed raising the
threshold for parties to enter the Duma from the present 5% to
the total number of voters. It is expected that the Duma will
corresponding amendments to electoral legislation.
State Duma elections 2003