Fishin denied reports about the refusal to participate in elections of the head of Khakassia

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Incomerate in photobacteria round of elections. Archival photoFishin denied reports about the refusal to participate in elections of the head of Khakassia© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Uncovereth the image Bank

The representative «Fair Russia» Andrey Fishin applying for the post of head of the Republic told RIA Novosti that he was not going to withdraw his candidacy and to withdraw from participating in the second round.

Earlier the newspaper «Kommersant», citing a source in the headquarters of the second candidate for the presidency of the Republic, Valentina Konovalova, said that Fishin in the beginning of the week may announce the cancellation of elections.

«I continue to work, the staff continues to work. It (the information about the refusal from participation in the second round — ed.) is not true,» said Fishin.

The promoted worker from «Fair Russia» Filyagin, who took third place in the first round of elections of the head of the region passed to the second round after the incumbent head of Khakassia Victor Zimin has said the refusal of further struggle. Opponent Piliagina a candidate from the Communist party Valentin Konovalov. In the first round of elections on 9 September Konovalov received 44,81% of the votes, Zimin — of 32.42%, Filegen — of 11.23%.

Elections are scheduled for October 7.

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