MOSCOW, December 22. /TASS/. The Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist party recommended to the Congress party to nominate the Director of “Sovkhoz imeni Lenina” Pavel Grudinina candidate in the presidential elections, and party leader Gennady Zyuganov – the head of the Supreme Council of national-Patriotic forces. This was reported TASS the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist party Yuri Afonin.
“The Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist party unanimously decided to recommend to the Congress of the Communist party to nominate Grudinina Pavel Nikolaevich candidate for the position of President of the Russian Federation, Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov was elected leader of the Supreme Council of people’s Patriotic forces, which will be the headquarters of the election campaign,” said Afonin. “The Supreme Council [of people’s Patriotic forces] headquarters, who will lead the entire election campaign and Grudinina of the party,” he explained.
In turn, member of the Central Committee of the Communist party Alexander Yushchenko told TASS that “after discussions and deliberations, the plenary unanimously voted for the election of the Chairman of the Supreme Council of people’s Patriotic forces Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov”. “As a candidate [for the presidency] the Plenum of the Central Committee of the party puts forward Grudinina Pavel Nikolaevich, but will be approved by Congress, Congress will vote”, – he noted.
According to Yushchenko, “Grudinin is nominated from a wide national-Patriotic forces of the Communist party of the Russian Federation, and it goes on elections with the program of the Communist party “10 steps worthy of life.” At the same time Yushchenko said that “the role of Gennady Andreyevich [Zyuganov] in any case, not understated.” “He is the unquestionable leader of the Communist party. The Supreme Council [of people’s Patriotic forces] is the core of the national-Patriotic forces”, – he explained.
“Zyuganov thinks that he needs to lead the Council, which will unite the members of his left-Patriotic forces”, – explained TASS Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party Leonid Kalashnikov. According to him, “the Board will include 20 people from the Communist party, the most authoritative”. “They will support Grudinina and not give him the “get lost” somewhere”, – he added.
Now the decision of the Plenum of the Central Committee on the nomination of Grudinina and Zyuganov must be approved by the highest governing body of the party Congress, which will take place on Saturday.