PARNASSUS will discuss the possibility of support in the elections a third party candidate

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in photoboxes of PARNASSUS. Archival photoPARNASSUS will discuss the possibility of support in the elections a third party candidate© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

People’s freedom party (PARNAS) on Saturday will hold an expanded meeting of the Federal political Council, which will discuss the ability to support third party candidate for the presidential elections in Russia in 2018.

Earlier, the Chairman of PARNAS Mikhail Kasyanov has told RIA Novosti that he did not intend to run for the upcoming presidential election.

According to Kasyanov, at Saturday’s meeting will be held «to discuss the situation in the country ahead of presidential elections.» «Announced today the election, tomorrow we are discussing how you will behave party. Such a discussion would be we have a closed, inner. Will disputes: how and what, who will support, who will not support and so forth,» — said Kasyanov, RIA Novosti reported.

He noted that its candidate for the presidential elections, the party put forward will not. «We’re not going to nominate has already been clear, Congress is not assigned. We will participate in the presidential campaign, but how we will participate, we will be discussed tomorrow,» — said Kasyanov.

Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018, the election campaign officially starts on December 18.

People’s freedom party (PARNAS) is one of the oldest democratic parties of Russia conducts the history of the Republican party of the Russian Federation, established in 1990. The party considers itself the ideological successor of the pre-revolutionary Constitutional-democratic people’s freedom Party (KDP), founded in October 1905. From February 2015, the party led by Mikhail Kasyanov.