PARNASSUS will not nominate candidate for presidential elections

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in photoboxes of PARNASSUSPARNASSUS will not nominate candidate for presidential elections© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

People’s freedom party (PARNAS) has said it will not nominate its candidate for presidential elections, a message posted on the website of the party.

The party announced support announced its participation in the presidential election of TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak and opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who will not be able to participate in presidential elections because of a conviction, and the founder of the party «Yabloko» Grigory Yavlinsky, announced its participation.

«People’s freedom party (PARNAS) will support the efforts of Navalny, Sobchak, and Yavlinsky for the admission to the presidential election, reads the statement of the Federal political Council PARNAS, adopted 16 Dec. The party will not nominate its candidate,» the site says.

It is noted that with the political position in the elections PARNASSUS will be determined in the upcoming vote.

Also reported that PARNASSUS has repeatedly called for the establishment of a democratic coalition in the presidential elections of 2018. Of the three potential presidential candidates initiative was supported only by Ksenia Sobchak.