Yavlinsky said that he is not ready to discuss the Union with anyone in the election

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotoreceptor the Federal political Committee of the Yabloko party Grigory Yavlinsky. Archival photoYavlinsky said that he is not ready to discuss the Union with anyone in the election© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The founder of the party «Yabloko» Grigory Yavlinsky said that he does not make sense to discuss the merger with anyone in the presidential elections of 2018.

Earlier, the party «Yabloko» said that on December 21-22, will hold pre-election Congress, which will nominate the candidacy of the leader and founder of party of Grigory Yavlinsky for presidential elections in 2018.

«Everybody runs their sprint in its path. How can unite? It’s not in the party elections, it is the individual the political process… Then we’ll see who will be able to register and come vote. Don’t know yet who will be able to collect the signatures, the signatures will or will not accept, whose will penalize or not,» said Yavlinsky during a meeting with his supporters in Yekaterinburg on Tuesday.

He added that discussing the issue will be possible after completion of process of registration of candidates and analysis of the political field, which was formed at that time.

Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018, the campaign is supposed to start in December 2017. Last week, acting President Vladimir Putin announced his intention to run in the upcoming elections.

In addition to Putin’s intention to run for 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. Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov said that he, as leader of the Communist party, was nominated as the presidential candidate of all party organizations, but the final decision of the Congress.

Candidates intend to stand and 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, the businessman Sergey Polonsky. The President of the National parent Committee Irina Volynets and the leader of movement «the Renaissance» Alexander Chukhlebov, Director of the Institute of political sociology Vyacheslav Smirnov and expert in the field of social psychology Mikhail Kozlov also announced their presidential ambitions.