Communists Intend to Include Issue of No-Confidence in the Government

Communist leader, Gennady Zuganov, believes there is no point in raising the issue no-confidence in the government now.

However, the Communists intend to support the corresponding initiative promoted by the Yabloko party, Zuganov stated at a press conference in RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

The Communist leader said that the current situation in the State Duma /the Parliament's lower chamber/ accounted for uselessness of the initiative. "There is no dialogue in the Duma, no problem can be discussed here," Zuganov pointed out and added that the current composition of the Parliament represented "an obedient grey majority".

According to Zuganov, till May 15th the Communist faction hopes to gain the necessary votes to include the issue of no-confidence into the government in the agenda of a State Duma plenary meeting.

After May 9th, the Communist party representatives will meet their colleagues from the Yabloko party to discuss the situation, Zuganov said.

According to RIA Novosti, the Yabloko faction in the Duma intends to raise the issue of the cabinet resignation, most likely after the May Holidays.

The government took the Yabloko initiative calmly. The cabinet is "aware that political parties have already commenced their pre-election struggle and will do their best to attract votes by criticising the performance of the executive power", Head of the governmental information department, Alexei Gorshkov, has informed RIA Novosti.

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