JRL NEWSWATCH: “How bad are things for Russia’s oldest liberal democratic political party? Well, it’s currently suing itself in Moscow” – Meduza

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“The federal bureau of the ‘Yabloko’ political party is being sued for refusing to nominate Moscow branch leader Sergey Mitrokhin as the party’s candidate in this September’s Moscow mayoral election. The party held primaries … but the winner withdrew his candidacy in favor of Mitrokhin …. Yabloko’s federal bureau [then] refused to nominate Mitrokhin, though the party’s Moscow branch submitted his candidacy paperwork to the Moscow Election Commission. … Mitrokhin says the federal bureau’s refusal to nominate him … is meant to show ‘obedience’ in a noncompetitive race … Sergey Sobyanin, is expected to win easily.”

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