MOSCOW, March 5. /TASS/. The presidential candidate from the party “Civil initiative” Ksenia Sobchak left the meeting, candidates and their representatives in the Central election Commission about changing the debate format.
“I left the meeting, because it is clear that this is absolutely not a constructive position,” she told reporters.
On Monday, the CEC held a meeting of candidates or their representatives with the head of the Central election Commission Ella Pamfilova about not meeting a number of candidates of the format of the election debates on television and radio. According to Sobchak, to change the format will not.
As reported by the candidate, against changing the format of the debates, in which currently, all seven candidates participate together, made Maxim suraykin (“Communists of Russia”) and the representatives of Sergey Baburin (“Russian national Union”), Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko) and Boris Titov (Batch growth). Russian President Vladimir Putin not participate in the debate.
It is also reported that the meeting went LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
Sobchak stressed that he supports the debate format of “one on one”. “Today, because of the four candidates – Titov Yavlinsky, Suraykin and Baburin – we are unable to hold the decision to debate was alone among the candidates in the draw”, she added.
A platform for debate
Sobchak also stated that he would prepare an independent platform for carrying out of election debates, which will be able to attend all the presidential candidates.
“Today we begin to prepare our own proposal for an independent platform, we invite all of the candidates, where I will invite all the media and All independent media will be able to film it live,” said she.
Sobchak said that on this independent ground, the debate will take place one-on-one “with those candidates who wish to participate in it”.
“I think, obviously, done everything that we could not change the debate format. I absolutely agree that the debate format that exists now on the first and second Federal channels, is absolutely unacceptable, it is specially made like a debate on the sort of elections that we could not say that we think that we, as students two minutes something ottarabanil”, – said the candidate.