Kanopatskaya may grasp opportunity to unite opposition in regions

January 16, 2017 12:48

Anna Kanopatskaya, an MP from the opposition, urged last week to abolish the decree "on social parasites" and hold a tax amnesty. A United Civic Party member, Anna Kanopatskaya, is demonstrating loyalty to her party and is willing to exploit her parliamentary opportunities for collaboration with other members of the centre-right coalition. The MP has voiced a number of initiatives, yet it is not clear which social groups would become a priority in her activities. By raising a large number of issues using her MP mandate, she may atomise her efforts, and be unable to apply the necessary pressure on the authorities on the most important issues for the opposition. In the near future, the UCP is likely to use the potential of MP Kanopatskaya to unite opposition structures within the centre-right coalition in the regions.

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