United Russia members mustn't run in elections as self-nominees - Medvedev
MOSCOW. Nov 23 (Interfax) - The United Russia members, who are going to run in elections, must be proud of their party affiliation instead of running as self-nominees, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
Some United Russia members took part in the elections on September 8 as self-nominees, Medvedev said at a plenary session of the United Russia congress on Saturday. As a result, voters were only confused.
"I believe that the United Russia candidates should be proud of their party affiliation. If someone is ashamed of being among us, it's better to leave the party," Medvedev said.
Such people must leave their seats to those who believe in United Russia's future and are ready to work to that end, he said.
The candidates, who did not conceal their party affiliation, showed better results in the election than those who did, he said.