EKATERINBURG, December 16. /TASS/. TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, previously announced his intention to run as a candidate in the presidential elections in Russia, told about the readiness to withdraw his candidacy provided enterprises with a number of political forces. She said this to journalists in Yekaterinburg on Saturday after opening its regional headquarters.
“I genuinely think it unfair that Alexei Navalny is not allowed, although I do not agree all of his abstracts, and not all of what he’s doing, I like it. But globally I believe that we have a common goal and me and he [Navalny], and Grigory Yavlinsky, and other politicians… I’m ready to join, I already made some important statements, and I’m ready to do it until his withdrawal. For me, this cult of the leader alien, I can do business”, – said Sobchak.
24 Oct Ksenia Sobchak announced plans to participate in presidential elections in Russia. Her campaign headquarters was headed by the founder of NTV and Advisor of the electoral headquarters of Boris Yeltsin in 1996, Igor Malashenko.
Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018. On 15 December the Federation Council has appointed the presidential elections on 18 March 2018. The official election campaign starts after the promulgation of the decision of the Federation Council, which is expected to occur on Monday, December 18. On the same day, the Central election Commission approves schedule of the campaign.
The desire to participate in the presidential campaign, in addition to Sobchak, has said acting President Vladimir Putin, the Chairman of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the founder of the party “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the “Communists of Russia” Maxim suraykin, presidential Commissioner for protection of entrepreneurs ‘ rights, Chairman of the Party of growth Boris Titov, the political scientist, the head of the Center for social technologies Andrei Bogdanov, the Chairman of the party “Female dialogue” Elena Semerikova, businessman Sergei Polonsky, singer and human rights activist Catherine Gordon, and some unknown to the broad public figures.