Yavlinsky considers himself an opponent of Putin, not Sobchak

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One of the founders of the party «Yabloko» Grigory Yavlinsky, speaking about potential opponents in the upcoming presidential race, said that he is an opponent of Vladimir Putin and Ksenia Sobchak, and if she positions herself as the candidate «against all», that he is the candidate of «for all».

In an interview with TV channel «Russia 24», he said, that doesn’t compare itself to Sobchak and other potential candidates already have declared their intention to run for the presidency.

«I’m not comparing them, I have no such problem. How would I compare Ksenia A.? Me is all in the head could not come. She is the candidate «against all», and I am a candidate «for all» – well, here so I can tell you, for example. In General, I am an opponent of Vladimir Putin, and not Xenia Sobchak» — said Yavlinsky.

During the conversation, and remembered his tweet in which he said that Sobchak «Prokhorov-2018». The founder of the «Yabloko» explained this comparison by the fact that the experience of participation in politics of people who never took part in it, is in Russia is unpromising.

«The man starts, then drops and goes. And for him to give voice – and that’s a shame. But in this case I just said that to prevent such a development. Anyone who feels the need to show some other development programme of the country, has the right to do it,» he added.

As said Yavlinsky, the main thesis of his own program is the fact that the economic policy of the country must in principle be changed, and foreign policy needs serious adjustment. In addition, you need to gain the trust of citizens in the state, which is now at a very low level, he stressed, noting that these three things he intends to implement.

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 election campaign not only Yavlinsky and LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky. The Chairman of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov said that his as leader of the Communist party put forward as candidate for the presidency of the party organization, but the final decision of the Congress.

The intention to run in the upcoming elections, said the journalist and TV presenter 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 are going to put 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.