«Civil initiative» will nominate Sobchak at the Congress on December 23

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in Photobacterium Ksenia Sobchak, has declared his intention to run for President of Russia, during a meeting with volunteers in Moscow. 1 Dec 2017<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/12/59b4b94576bdd2f2c499eff336e3fcae.jpg" alt="«Civil initiative» will nominate Sobchak at the Congress on December 23" />© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The Chairman of the party «Civil initiative» Andrei Nechayev on Tuesday told RIA Novosti that the political Council of the party unanimously supported the nomination of TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak on the Russian presidential election in 2018 from political power and appointed the pre-election Congress on December 23.

Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018, the campaign is supposed to start in December 2017. Sobchak had previously announced their intention to participate in elections, she has positioned herself as the candidate «against all».

«The political Council has unanimously supported the nomination of Sobchak and appointed the next Congress on December 23. The Congress will be elected by the governing bodies of the party and amendments to the Charter,» said Nechayev RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

Earlier official representative Sobchak Ksenia Chudinova said that the presenter will go to the presidential election as the candidate of the citizen initiative, if the party Congress, which will take place in the 20’s of December, will support her candidacy. In turn, Nechaev announced negotiations with Sobchak and the possibility of nominating a presenter on the election of 2018 from the party «Civil initiative» headed by him.

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