Sobchak is not going to withdraw his candidacy in favour of Grigory Yavlinsky

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in potenciometer TV channel Dozhd, Ksenia Sobchak asked the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual big press conferenceSobchak is not going to withdraw his candidacy in favour of Grigory Yavlinsky© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Famous TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, a intentional to stand for election of the President of the Russian Federation will not refuse to participate in the upcoming elections for the founder of the party «Yabloko» Grigory Yavlinsky, but is ready to withdraw his candidacy for Alexei Navalny in the case of registration, announced to RIA Novosti the official representative Sobchak Ksenia Chudinova on Saturday.

Earlier it was reported that Sobchak, being in Yekaterinburg at a meeting with journalists and his supporters, said that they are ready to refuse participation in the race for Alexei Navalny or Grigory Yavlinsky, if they are registered as candidates.

«Quote taken out of context. Sobchak always encourages democratic leaders to unite and believes that the electoral result would be to effectively work on a common goal together. This is exactly what it says and consistently advocated throughout the campaign. And while such proposals are not received, we believe that each more effectively to deal with the tenure of power, corrupt and conservative regime. At the same time, its commitment to withdraw his candidacy in case of the admission of the Bulk remain unchanged,» said Chudinov RIA Novosti on Saturday.Sobchak is not going to withdraw his candidacy in favour of Grigory Yavlinsky© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Podleckis all good

Earlier plans to run for President in 2018, also said opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The head of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova had repeatedly stated that the Bulk of outstanding convictions may not run for presidential elections in 2018 and will be able to think about participation in the presidential campaign only after 2028.

The Chairman of the party «Civil initiative» Andrey Nechaev has told RIA Novosti that the political Council of the party unanimously supported the nomination Sobchak on the Russian presidential election in 2018 from political power and appointed the pre-election Congress on December 23. Sobchak has positioned himself as the candidate «against all». Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018, the election campaign officially starts on December 18.