Grigory Yavlinsky, one of the founders of the Yabloko party, previously announced presidential ambitions — said his chief rival in the upcoming elections the incumbent head of state Vladimir Putin,
«This is my main and only really opponent» — quoted by RIA Novosti policy.
According to Yavlinsky, all the other candidates can do anything within the law, but his opponents they just are not. He also said that his presidential program is designed for all segments of the population.
«The electorate — citizens of Russia. I represent the interests of society as a whole. Yes, a political campaign is difficult to conduct», — concluded the Chairman of the Federal political Committee of the Yabloko party.
Recall before it became known that the political party «the Apple» will take the formal decision on the nomination of its founder Grigory Yavlinsky as a presidential candidate of the Russian Federation for the next Congress, which will take place on December 21-22.
Regular elections of the President of Russia will take place on 18 March 2018. About his presidential ambitions in addition to Yavlinsky has announced TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, the head of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, as well as journalist Catherine Gordon and the Chairman of the «Party of Growth», the Commissioner for entrepreneurs ‘ rights Boris Titov.
In addition, the former Finance Minister of Russia Alexei Kudrin, who now heads the civil initiatives Committee, said that the opposition leader Alexei Navalny in compliance with the legal procedures, too, could participate in the elections of the President of Russia in 2018.