Yavlinsky about his presidential campaign: victory is not the priority

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One of the founders of the party «Yabloko» Grigory Yavlinsky, announced his candidacy in the presidential elections in 2018, said the main goal of his campaign a policy change in Russia; the election as the main goal he has not yet said.

«For me the priority is a change of policy. I today, in November 2017, for you to formulate realistic goals. Today, in November 2017, four months, the real purpose to put the policy change is to ensure that it was voted by millions of people. In December will be the next target, collection of signatures, registration and start of the presidential campaign. Then we’ll talk about the percentage of votes», — said Grigory Yavlinsky to journalists in Tomsk, responding to a question about plans to percent of the votes in the election of the President.

At the same time, he noted that, of course, support its programs must be expressed in the votes in the presidential election.

«In order to change policy, we need tens of millions of votes. That is another question – it is possible to win the presidential election or not, but if we want something to change, then these changes must be tens of millions. If will be seen that 10 or 5 million advocate changes in specific areas, these changes will occur even if the structure of the government as a whole will remain», — he said.

Yavlinsky added that to date, considers the main task to be heard. «Even if you suddenly win the election of some other candidate, the fate of my suggestions will depend on how many people voted for me. And the elected candidate will be forced to listen to these people. Need to Express their attitude in such a way as to achieve changes in policy,» he said.

Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018, the campaign is supposed to start in December 2017. We already know about plans to participate in the electoral campaign of the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, one of the founders of the party «Yabloko» Grigory Yavlinsky, almost certainly from the Communist party will again run Gennady Zyuganov. The intention to run in the upcoming elections was announced by the TV host Ksenia Sobchak, who is positioning himself as the candidate «against all», the political scientist Andrey Bogdanov and one of the founders of the movement «Nashi» Boris Yakimenko. Also the candidates intend to nominate journalist Catherine Gordon, head of the Association of entrepreneurs for development of business of patriotism «Avanti» Rahman Yanakov, the leader of the party «Female dialogue» Elena Semerikova and the leader of movement «the Renaissance» Alexander Chukhlebov.