Kasyanov refused to participate in the presidential elections in 2018

The head of the party PARNAS Mikhail Kasyanov, after summarizing the preliminary results of parliamentary elections announced that he would not run for President in 2018.

“No, I’m not going to participate in presidential elections”, — said the leader of the party PARNAS, “RIA Novosti”. According to him, since the 18 September vote, he sees no reason to participate in such elections.” “The country has lost its constitutional ability to change course,” said Kasyanov.

Earlier Monday, the leader of PARNAS refused to recognize the legitimacy of results of elections to the state Duma.

“Saying that the elections were not free and were not honest, the results were not significant, one conclusion — elections were not legitimate, formed according to their results, the State Duma will not be legitimate authority”, — he said (quoted by “Interfax”).

According to preliminary data of the CEC, the PARNASSUS in the parliamentary elections gained 0.7 percent.